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The Republic Of Plato [Paperback]

Plato F. M. Cornford
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another suberb accomplishment June 13 2000
F. M. Cornford is possessed of the rare distinction among translator's of being not only a philologist but a celebrated historian and a deeply philosophical scholar. His English translations of Plato are unparalleled if only because he understands the subject matter better than any historian, and understands the language better than any philosopher. His work is consistently above par.
An eminently readable edition of a classic and essential text.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Excellent Society Dec 2 2003
in the Republic, Plato. envisioned his ideology of what a free and fair society should look like. the book emphasises on the perfection of a perfect society, which will be free of corruption, discremination, race division, and partiality.
the author was aware of the alarming rate of corruption gripping the world we are in. he sketched a plan for a state to be run and maintained. a state that will based on law and order. specifically, Plato was hitting the nail on justice and equity of law, he stressed that a society should not be making laws based on a portion of the jurisdiction rather order should be maintained on equality and fair justice.
The book is a treaty on how a social society and a normal state is to be ressuracted from the clamouring segregation of the rich state and the poor society. in his work of art plato pulls the trigger of justice towards equity, unity and peace of justice. its such a great book, it is more than the wordings on it because it contains ancient landmarks of literary work of art, the work has been done long ago, and it grammer complex needs not be rushed but remember that the day a man stops reading, he stops growing intellectually. how i wished books were paste. i could have kept reading each day first thing as i woke up from the sleep. The Republic needs not be rush, just slow and steady because it is a treaty and not a mere thriller novel. but its a try from all intellectual aspirants. so dont let go. if you do, you missed a book from one great thinker.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read, easy to understand. May 19 2001
This translation of Plato's Republic is very easy to read and understandable. As someone who needed to read this book quickly for a class, I found this translation to be much more accessible than other translations I've encountered.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5/5 July 4 2014
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5/5 of course. It remains to hold up to its reputation as a great book. The translation may cause it to be a bit messy at some points, but it does well to stir the mind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Republic - 5stars, Dover Thrift - 0stars Aug. 31 2004
Translation is key when buying a book like this. The Republic is a must read for anyone and everyone, but not Dover Thrift.
The translator Allan Bloom has served me well for the past 5 years.
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