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By Plato,C. D. C. Reeve

A Plato Reader deals 8 of Plato's best-known works--Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo, Symposium, Phaedrus, and Republic--unabridged, expertly brought and annotated, and in extensively popular translations by way of C. D. C. Reeve, G. M. A. Grube, Alexander Nehamas, and Paul Woodruff.

The assortment beneficial properties Socrates as its valuable personality and a version of the tested existence. Its variety permits us to work out him in motion in very diversified settings and philosophical modes: from the elenctic Socrates of the Meno and the dialogues pertaining to his trial and loss of life, to the erotic Socrates of the Symposium and Phaedrus, to the dialectician of the Republic.

Of Reeve's translation of this ultimate masterpiece, Lloyd P. Gerson writes, "Taking complete benefit of S. R. Slings' new Greek textual content of the Republic, Reeve has given us a translation either exact and limpid. Loving recognition to aspect and deep familiarity with Plato's idea are obvious on each web page. Reeve’s very good selection to solid the discussion into direct speech produces a compelling effect of immediacy unequalled through different English translations at present available."

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