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."
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."
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."
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