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    Republic (Focus Philosophical Library (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Plato, Edited by Joe Sachs, Afterword by John White

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    DescriptionFocus Philosophical Library's edition of Plato's "Republic "is an English translation of one of the most intellectually important works in Western philosophy and political theory. It includes an extensive introduction, an extensive afterword "Imitation" by John White, a chapter-by-chapter outline of principal speakers and summary of the content, Stephanus numbers, boldface type to indicate the entrance of a new speaker into the discussion, footnotes, and glossary of key terms with cross-references for the text. This dialogue includes Socrates and others discussing the definition of justice, the theory of forms, and the immortality of the soul. Plato uses numerous dialogues between Socrates and various characters in Athens to discuss the nature of government, including the nature of justice, the happiness of the just and the unjust man, the nature of rule in the ideal city-state, and other matters essential to understanding classical philosophy such as the theory of forms, the immortality of the soul, poetry, and the role of the philosopher in society. FPL books are distinguished by their commitment to faithful, clear, and consistent translations of texts and the rich world part and parcel of those texts.


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    Title
    Republic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Plato, Edited by Joe Sachs, Afterword by John White
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 364
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781585102617
    ISBN 10: 158510261X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JPA, HPCA, HPS
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    Abridged Dewey: 180
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: POL040000, HIS002000
    DC22: 321.07
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: JC71 .P3513 2007B
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, QDTS, JPA
    Publisher
    Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
    Imprint name
    Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
    Publication date
    01 January 2007
    Publication City/Country
    USA
    Author Information
    Joe Sachs taught for thirty years at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. He has translated Aristotle's "Physics," "Metaphysics" and "On the Soul" and, for the Focus Philosophical Library, Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics" and "Poetics," and Plato's "Theaetetus "and "Republic."
    Review quote
    "Joe Sachs, known and respected for his excellent translations of Aristotle, deserves great praise for this new translation of Plato's Republic. Based on the latest definitive edition of the Greek text and guided by a sense that Greek in English need not read like an old, foreign tongue, Sachs' translation captures the flow of the conversation in an English that reads smoothly, even when the ideas expressed force one to pause and look again. Fluid, yet accurate, Sachs' translation allows the thoughtful reader deeper entry into this all-important book. The editorial guides and typographical signs to remind the reader of who has joined the argument most recently are all highly helpful and most welcome. I look forward to reading this with students." --Charles E. Butterworth, University of Maryland
    Back cover copy
    The Focus Philosophical Library publishes clear, faithful editions by renowned scholars and teachers enabling access for modern students to essential ideas and wisdom of the world's greatest thinkers. "Joe Sachs, known and respected for his excellent translations of Aristotle, deserves great praise for this new translation of Plato's Republic. Based on the latest definitive edition of the Greek text and guided by a sense that Greek in English need not read like an old, foreign tongue, Sachs' translation captures the flow of the conversation in an English that reads smoothly, even when the ideas expressed force one to pause and look again. Fluid, yet accurate, Sachs' translation allows the thoughtful reader deeper entry into this all-important book. The editorial guides and typographical signs to remind the reader of who has joined the argument most recently are all highly helpful and most welcome. I look forward to reading this with students." --Charles E. Butterworth, University of Maryland Joe Sachs taught for thirty years at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. He has translated Aristotle's "Physics," "Metaphysics" and "On the Soul" and, for the Focus Philosophical Library, Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics" and "Poetics," and Plato's "Theaetetus" and "Republic."