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Plato: Phaedo

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Plato's Phaedo is deservedly one of the best known works of Greek literature, but also one of the most complex. Set in the prison where Socrates is awaiting execution, it portrays Plato's model philosopher in action, spending his last hours in conversation with two other seasoned members of his circle about the fate of the human soul after death. Professor Rowe attempts to help the reader find a way through the intricate structure both of individual passages and arguments and of the dialogue as a whole, stressing its intelligibility as a unified work of art and giving equal attention to its literary and philosophical aspects. The notes also aim to provide the kind of help with Plato's Greek which is needed by comparative beginners in the language, but the commentary is intended for any student, classical scholar, or philosopher with an interest in the close reading of Plato.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 122 x 202 x 26mm | 358.34g
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Greek, Modern (1453-)
  • 052131318X
  • 9780521313186
  • 751,761

Table of contents

Introduction: 1. Literature and philosophy; 2. Plato's conception of philosophy; 3. The aims of Plato's philosophical writing; 4. The Phaedo and Pythagoreanism; 5. The 'theory of forms'; 6. Platonic conceptions of the soul; 7. Myths and philosophy; 8. The Phaedo and the Platonic corpus; 9. The text of the Phaedo; 10. Select bibliography; The Phaedo; Commentary.show more

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