The republic

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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 will likely be the standard translation for years to come. This trade edition 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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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.
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series Everyman's library ; 98, Penguin classics
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subject_facet English language -- Dictionaries -- German, English literature -- Examinations -- Study guides, Justice -- Early works to 1800, Political ethics -- Early works to 1800, Political science -- Early works to 1800, Political science -- Early works to 1800 -- Dictionaries, Political science -- Philosophy, State, The, Thesauri, Utopias, Utopias -- Early works to 1800, Utopias -- Early works to 1800 -- Dictionaries
title_display The republic
title_full Republic / Plato ; translated by Robin Waterfield, Republic [electronic resource] / Plato, The Republic, The Republic [electronic resource] / Plato, 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, The republic [electronic resource] / Plato ; [edited by Philip M. Parker], The republic [electronic resource] / Plato ; translated by B. Jowett, M.A.
title_short The republic
topic_facet Nonfiction, Philosophy, Politics