This is an English translation of Plato’s Socratic dialogue attempting to achieve a definition of virtue that applies equally to all particular virtues and serves as a great introduction to Socratic dialogues. It contains a short introduction, notes, standard Stephanus numbers, speech numbers, and an appendix containing a unique gallery of step-by-step geometrical diagrams. It also includes illustrations, a bibliography, and a glossary.
Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Plato’s immediate audience.
Fine translation, good notes--inexpensive, too!--D.A. Rohatyn, University of San Diego Unmistakably superior: more lucid, more accurate, more readable. Above all, they're lucidly adorned, unpretentious, and in translating Plato that counts a good deal. The prose is, as English prose, persuasive, cogent, and as eloquent as it can be without departing from the text.--William Arrowsmith
Series: Hackett Classics
Number Of Pages: 33
Published: 1st June 1980
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97 x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.05
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised