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The Phaedo is acknowledged to be one of Plato's greatest masterpieces, showing him both as a philosopher and as a dramatist at the height of his powers. For its moving account of the execution of Socrates, the Phaedo ranks among the supreme literary achievements of antiquity. It is also a seminal document for many ideas deeply ingrained in western culture, and provides one of the best introductions to Plato's thought. This new edition is a revised version of the Clarendon Press translation, and is eminently suitable for readers new to Plato, and ideal for classroom use, thanks to the provision of Stephanus page and letter numbering. This book is intended for general readers with an interest in classical culture, philosophy, religion, and drama. Teachers of philosophy and classical literature and civilization and students at 6th form, undergraduate, and postgraduate level. Other courses: Great Books, History of Ideas, Ancient Greek Philosophy. Translated and edited by: Gallop, David (Trent University, Ontario);
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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 114 x 176 x 10mm | 58.97g
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 0192830902
  • 9780192830906

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