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Phaedo : World's Classics - Plato .

Phaedo

World's Classics

By: Plato ., David Gallop (Editor)

Paperback Published: April 2009
ISBN: 9780199538935
Number Of Pages: 144

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The Phaedo is acknowledged to be one of Plato's masterpieces, showing him both as a philosopher and as a dramatist at the height of his powers. For its moving account of the execution of Socrates, the Phaedo ranks among the supreme literary achievements of antiquity. It is also a document crucial to the understanding of many ideas deeply ingrained in western culture, and provides one of the best introductions to Plato's thought. This new edition is eminently suitable for readers new to Plato, offering a readable translation which is accessible without the aid of a commentary and assumes no prior knowledge of the ancient Greek world or language.

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`The new translation is freer in some places making it more accessible to those encountering Plato for the first time. An essential book for those who desire an introduction to Platonic philosophy.' The Greek Gazette

ISBN: 9780199538935
ISBN-10: 019953893X
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: April 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.97  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.11

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