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Richard Rutherford is a Fellow of Christ Church, Oxford.

Tom Griffith's translation of Phaedrus is published here for the first time. His translation of the Symposium (1986) has been newly revised for this edition.

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The Dialogues of Plato
Written by Plato
Bantam Classics | Paperback | May 1986
$6.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-21371-3 (0-553-21371-7)

Socrates’ ancient words are still true, and the ideas found in Plato’s Dialogues still form the foundation of a thinking person’s education. This superb collection contains excellent contemporary translations selected for their clarity and accessibility to today’s reader, as well as an incisive introduction by Erich Segal, which reveals Plato’s life... Read more






The Republic
Written by Plato
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | January 1993
$20.00/24.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-41330-1 (0-679-41330-8)

 

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...

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The Republic and Other Works
Written by Plato, Translated by Benjamin Jowett
Anchor | Trade Paperback | June 1960
$10.00/13.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-09497-9 (0-385-09497-3)

A compilation of the essential works of Plato in  one paperback volume: The Republic, The  Symposium, Parmenides, Euthyphro, Apology,  Crito, and Phaedo. Read more






The Republic
Written by Plato
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1991
$10.00/13.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73387-4 (0-679-73387-6)

What does it mean to be good? What enables us to distinguish right from wrong? And how should human virtues be translated into a just society? These are the questions that Plato sought to answer in this monumental work of moral and political philosophy, a book surpassed only by the Bible... Read more






Selected Dialogues of Plato
Written by Plato, Introduction by Hayden Pelliccia
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2001
$14.00/16.50(Canada) | 978-0-375-75840-9 (0-375-75840-2)

Benjamin Jowett's translations of Plato have long been classics in their own right. In this volume, Professor Hayden Pelliccia has revised Jowett's renderings of five key dialogues, giving us a modern Plato faithful to both Jowett's best features and Plato's own masterly style.

Gathered here are many of Plato's liveliest and richest... Read more






Symposium and Phaedrus
Written by Plato
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | March 2001
$20.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-41174-8 (0-375-41174-7)

 

It has been said that, after the Bible, Plato's dialogues are the most influential books in Western culture. Of the dialogues, the Symposium is the most delightful and accessible, requiring no special knowledge of ancient Greek philosophy or customs. Dramatizing a party in fifth-century B.C. Athens, the deceptively unassuming Symposium introduces—in the...

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