Understanding Plato

Understanding Plato

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This is the first balanced introduction to Plato's work to bringing Plato himself alive, as well as discussing the importance of his works. In so doing, it allows a better understanding of who he was, what sort of world he inhabited, why his works were important in his own day, and why, two thousand years after his death, they are still regarded as so significant. By also describing the Greek society in which Plato lived, it succeeds in placing his work firmly in context for modern readers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 12mm | 199.58g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192891162
  • 9780192891167
  • 690,718

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a book well-worth reading...Anyone seeking to find out about Plato would do well to start off with it. * Anne Sheppard, THES *show more

About David J. Melling

David Melling is former Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Law, and Social Science at Manchester Polytechnic.show more

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