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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 Modern Library Collection of Greek and Roman Philosophy 3-Book Bundle
Meditations; Selected Dialogues of Plato; The Basic Works of Aristotle
Written by Marcus Aurelius, Plato and Aristotle


Format: eBook, 2128 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 6, 2012
Price: $25.99

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The Dialogues of Plato

Written by Plato


Format: Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: May 1, 1986
Price: $6.99

"The unexamined life is not worth living." 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 comprehensive collection contains excellent contemporary translations selected for their clarity, as well as an incisive introduction by Erich Segal, which reveals... Read more >
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The Dialogues of Plato

Written by Plato


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: April 25, 2006
Price: $6.99

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The Republic

Written by Plato


Format: Hardcover, 408 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: January 11, 1993
Price: $20.00

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The Republic and Other Works

Written by Plato
Translated by Benjamin Jowett


Format: eBook, 560 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 27, 2012
Price: $7.99

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The Republic and Other Works

Written by Plato
Translated by Benjamin Jowett


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 1, 1960
Price: $10.00

A compilation of the essential works of Plato in one paperback volume: The Republic, The Symposium, Parmenides, Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo. Read more >
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The Republic
The Complete and Unabridged Jowett Translation
Written by Plato


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $5.99

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The Republic
The Complete and Unabridged Jowett Translation
Written by Plato


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 6, 1991
Price: $10.00

The Republic, in the course of its tautly reasoned Socratic dialogues, accomplishes nothing less than an anatomy of the soul and an exhaustive description of a state that both mirrors and enforces the soul's idea of harmony. No other book, except the Bible, has had its formative influence on two thousand... Read more >
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Selected Dialogues of Plato
The Benjamin Jowett Translation
Written by Plato
Introduction by Hayden Pelliccia


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $14.00

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 >
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Selected Dialogues of Plato
The Benjamin Jowett Translation
Written by Plato
Introduction by Hayden Pelliccia


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 14, 2009
Price: $9.99

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Symposium and Phaedrus

Written by Plato


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 6, 2001
Price: $20.00

It has been said that, after the Bible, Plato’s dialogues are the most influential books in Western culture. And 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... Read more >
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