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This is the second of a projected trilogy of dialogues, in which an unnamed stranger sets out to satisfy Socrates' desire for an account of sophist, statesman, and philosopher. (The third was never written.) Focus Philosohpical Library's Statesman includes a faithful, clear, and consistent translation to English, with notes. It also includes an exploratory essay, glossary of crucial Greek terms, supplemental diagrams illustrating diairesis ("The Divisions of the Statesman"), and an appendix on the paradigm of weaving.show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 15.24mm | 249.47g
  • Focus Publishing/R Pullins & Co
  • MA, United States
  • English
  • 1585102903
  • 9781585102907
  • 2,458,092

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"Having taught Plato's dialogues in my classes over the past forty-three years to upper level undergraduates, I can especially appreciate the value of this new edition of Plato's Statesman. The three translators have paid very close attention to the amazing fecund versatility of the Greek text, producing a translation that is as accurate and lively as possible and the best currently available for classroom use. The interpretative essay is unique in its highlighting of all of the issues that a thoughtful reader should be led to consider concerning this work. As has been the case with other works by these translators, the glossary leads any Greek-less reader as close as possible to the interconnections of the major words that sustain the flow and eddies of this perennially fascinating work." --Donald Lindenmuth, The Pennsylvania State Universityshow more

About Plato

Eva Brann, Peter Kalkavage, and Eric Salem are Tutors at St. John's College in Annapolis, MD. They have co-translated Plato's Sophist and Phaedo for Focus Publishing.show more

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The Focus Philosophical Library is committed to providing modern students with faithful, clear, and consistent presentations of texts and the rich world part and parcel of those texts. Plato's Statesman is the second of a projected trilogy of dialogues, in which an unnamed stranger sets out to satisfy Socrates' desire for an account of sophist, statesman, and philosopher. (The third was never written.) "All serious students of Plato will want to obtain this book. Brann, Kalkavage, and Salem have provided all the tools one needs--short of a knowledge of ancient Greek--to undertake in-depth study of this enormously important, complex, and fascinating dialogue." Jacob Howland University of Tulsa "Having taught Plato's dialogues in my classes over the past forty-three years to upper level undergraduates, I can especially appreciate the value of this new edition of Plato's Statesman. The three translators have paid very close attention to the amazing fecund versatility of the Greek text, producing a translation that is as accurate and lively as possible and the best currently available for classroom use." Donald Lindenmuth The Pennsylvania State University "This will be the preferred edition of Plato's Statesman for teachers and students who are serious not only about reading the text in a good translation, but also about working through its arguments." Dustin Gish College of the Holy Cross Eva Brann, Peter Kalkavage, and Eric Salem are Tutors at St. John's College in Annapolis, MD. They have translated Plato's Sophist and Phaedo for Focus Publishing. Peter Kalkavage has also translated Plato's Timaeus for Focus Publshow more

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