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    DescriptionThe dating of the Phaedrus has been hotly debated: sometimes it has been counted among Plato's earliest works; sometimes with the dialogues of the 'middle' period (Phaedo, Symposium, Republic); sometimes with the late works (e.g. Sophist, Statesman). The safest and easiest hypothesis is that it stands somewhere between the latter two groups, in that it displays themes and preoccupations in common with both. Love, knowledge and the Forms, the nature and fate of the immortal soul: these are subjects familiar from the constructive middle dialogues; on the other hand, the discussion which frames Socrates' treatment of them, about the relationship between rhetoric and philosophy, about the value of writing, and about methodology, can in many respects plausibly be linked with the approach of the later and more critical dialogues. In modern times the Phaedrus has been relatively neglected; yet the rich mixture of its themes, and the consequent variations of style and tempo, make it one of the most rewarding parts of the Platonic corpus. This same variety is also the source of one of the major problems affecting our understanding of the work; is it a real unity? If so, what are the threads which hold the parts together? Greek text with facing-page translation, commentary and notes.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Plato, Edited by Christopher Rowe
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Greek, Modern (1453-)
    ISBN 13: 9780856683145
    ISBN 10: 0856683140

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    Abridged Dewey: 18419
    LC classification: B380.P5813 1986
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    Edition statement
    Reprinted edition
    Illustrations note
    commentary, notes
    Aris & Phillips Ltd
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    Publication date
    01 January 2000
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