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  • Phaedoby G. M. A. Grube

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1977; US$ 6.95

    The book is written for anyone seriously interested in Plato's thought and in the history of literary theory or of rhetoric. No knowledge of Greek is required. The focus of this account is on how the resources both of persuasive myth and of formal argument, for all that Plato sets them in strong contrast, nevertheless complement and reinforce each... more...

  • The Republicby Benjamin Jowett

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    The Republic is Plato's most famous work and one of the seminal texts of Western philosophy and politics. The characters in this Socratic dialogue - including Socrates himself - discuss whether the just or unjust man is happier. They are the philosopher-kings of imagined cities and they also discuss the nature of philosophy and the soul among other... more...

  • Gorgiasby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. Gorgias is an important Socratic Dialogue in which Plato sets the rhetorician, whose specialty is persuasion, in opposition to the philosopher, whose specialty is dissuasion, or refutation. The art of persuasion was necessary for political and legal... more...

  • The Ironic Defense of Socratesby David M. Leibowitz

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    Arrives at a controversial interpretation of Plato's Apology of Socrates by focusing on the meaning and extent of Socratic and Platonic irony. more...

  • Parmenidesby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. Parmenides is one of the dialogues of Plato. It is perhaps Plato''s most challenging dialogue, as well as one of the most challenging works of philosophy ever written. The Parmenides purports to be an account of a meeting between the two... more...

  • Phaedrusby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ******************. The Phaedrus, written by Plato, is a dialogue between Plato''s main protagonist, Socrates, and Phaedrus, an interlocutor in several dialogues. The Phaedrus was presumably composed around 370 BC, around the same time as Plato''s Republic... more...

  • Setting Plato Straightby Todd W. Reeser

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    When we talk of platonic love or relationships today, we mean something very different from what Plato meant. For this, we have fifteenth and sixteenth-century European humanists to thank. As these scholars?most of them Catholic?read, digested, and translated Plato, they found themselves faced with a fundamental problem: how to be faithful to the... more...

  • I lessici a Platone di Timeo Sofista e Pseudo-Didimoby Stefano Valente

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 210.00

    Two lexica to Plato have survived from Antiquity: the epitome of Timaeus and the so-calledPseudo-Didymus. This is the first critical edition of these lexica relying on a complete survey of their textual traditions, both direct and indirect, which are investigated in the Italian prefaces; it is also provided with an up-to-date picture... more...

  • The Poetics of Philosophical Languageby Zacharoula Petraki

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    A close analysis of the Republic ?s diverse literary styles shows how the peculiarities of verbal texture in Platonic discourse can be explained by Plato?s remolding of tropes and techniques from poetry and the Presocratics. This book argues that Plato smuggles poetic language into the Republic ?s prose in order to characterize the... more...