The Republic (Plato) Paperback – Sep 14 2007
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
About the Author
Plato (c. 427–347 b.c.) founded the Academy in Athens, the prototype of all Western universities, and wrote more than twenty philosophical dialogues.
Desmond Lee (1908–1993) taught for many years at Cambridge University and also translated Plato’s Timaeus and Critias for Penguin Classics.
Plato's musings on how society should function, as well as the nature of the people who inhabit society, is read by Bruce Alexander in this abridgment. The recording and Alexander's performance are flawless. A veteran Shakespearean actor, Alexander has a voice that is rich and versatile in portraying each of the speakers in this dialogue. His accent also has an air of authority. He makes one suppose that the ancient Greek philosophers went to Oxford. This work is really delightful to hear as one follows the course of Socrates' arguments and the questions thrown at him by the Athenians. The packaging is sturdy, and the enclosed outline is most helpful. Music at the beginning and end of each side does not distract from the performance. A wonderful introduction to Plato. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
An eminently readable edition of a classic and essential text.
This book, which still interests and angers philosophers today,
is the most startling and triumphant work composed in philosophy,
ever. The allegory of the cave, the divided line theory, the utopian city,
all the greatest philosophical ideas are contained here.
This work inspires, enlightens, and develops the mind, of all readers,
from young children to college philosophy professors.
Most recent customer reviews
I personally always prefer a Penguin because of the fantastic essays before the book actually begins. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2013 by Robert Alexander portillo
even though the book was shipped fast sections of the book were falling from the spine. that fact made it not such a great buyPublished on Nov. 11 2012 by rk
I have used this text for five years with 10th - 12th grade students. At first there was borderline panic among a few and caution with the rest. Read morePublished on Feb. 12 2002 by Jerry Devlin
In the "Republic," Plato may or may not have accomplished what he set out to do, which is to define justice and prove that it is superior to injustice, irregardless of... Read morePublished on Oct. 20 2001
Look for similar items by category
- Books > History > Ancient > Greece
- Books > History > Europe > Greece > Ancient
- Books > Literature & Fiction > Classics
- Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Philosophy > Ancient
- Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Philosophy > Greek & Roman
- Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Philosophy > Political