The Collected Dialogues of Plato

by Plato, Edith Hamilton, Huntington Cairns, Lane Cooper

Series: Bollingen Series (General) (No. 18)

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  • 1400835860
  • 9780691097183
  • 9781400835867

All the writings of Plato generally considered to be authentic are here presented in the only complete one-volume Plato available in English. The editors set out to choose the contents of this collected edition from the work of the best British and American translators of the last 100 years, ranging from Jowett (1871) to scholars of the present day. The volume contains prefatory notes to each dialogue, by Edith Hamilton; an introductory essay on Plato's philosophy and writings, by Huntington Cairns; and a comprehensive index which seeks, by means of cross references, to assist the reader with the philosophical vocabulary of the different translators.


  • Princeton University Press; October 1961
  • ISBN: 9781400835867
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  • Title: The Collected Dialogues of Plato
  • Series: Bollingen Series (General) (No. 18)
  • Author: Plato; Edith Hamilton (ed.); Huntington Cairns (ed.); Lane Cooper (trans.)
  • Imprint: Princeton University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1400835860
  • 9780691097183
  • 9781400835867

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"This elegant edition contains many of the best and most readable English translations of the Dialogues and Letters. . . . Judiciously edited, beautifully printed."

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1400835860
  • 9780691097183
  • 9781400835867