A major new translation of one of the central works of Western Civilization R. E. Allen’s highly regarded translations of the dialogues of Plato have been praised for their faithfulness and readability. Many years in the making, his translation of The Republic has been eagerly awaited. It comes now to crown a distinguished classicist’s efforts to make Plato’s works available in readable and accurate translations. This new, lucid translation of Plato’s greatest dialogue is the first major translation in English since the publication of F. M. Cornford’s and G. M. A. Grube’s renditions more than a generation ago. It is likely to be the standard translation for years to come. This edition, intended for the student and general reader, is accompanied by Allen’s notes and introduction. The Republic is, of course, many things: metaphysics and epistemology, moral psychology and ethics, educational theory and aesthetics, and poetry and eschatology. In his introduction, Allen takes up its threshold question—the political—and argues that its particular formulation by Plato had a direct and profound influence on the Founding Fathers and the development of American constitutional law.
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Allen, Reginald E., 1931-2007.
Lane, M. S.
Lee, H. D. P. 1908-1993,
Lindsay, A. D. 1879-1952.
Waterfield, Robin, 1952-
Allen, Reginald E.,1931-2007.
Lane, M. S.
Lee, H. D. P.1908-1993,translator.|Translator
Lindsay, A. D.1879-1952.
Central Adult Nonfiction
Shirlington Adult Nonfiction
|display_description||Toward the end of the astonishing period of Athenian creativity that furnished Western civilization with the greater part of its intellectual, artistic, and political wealth, Plato wrote The Republic, his discussion of the nature and meaning of justice and of the ideal state and its ruler. All subsequent European thinking about these subjects owes its character, directly or indirectly, to this most famous (and most accessible) of the Platonic dialogues. Although he describes a society that looks to some like the ideal human community and to others like a totalitarian nightmare, in the course of his description Plato raises enduringly relevant questions about politics, art, education, and the general conduct of life.|
321.07 PLATO 2007 2nd ed.
Arlington Public Library
Connection Crystal City
Everyman's library ; 98
Everyman's library ; 98|
Justice -- Early works to 1800
Political ethics -- Early works to 1800
Political science -- Early works to 1800
Utopias -- Early works to 1800
Republic / Plato ; translated by Robin Waterfield
The republic / Plato ; translated and with an introduction by R.E. Allen
The republic / Plato ; translated by A.D. Lindsay ; with an introduction by Alexander Nehamas and notes by Renford Bambrough
The republic / Plato ; translated by Desmond Lee ; with an introduction by Melissa Lane