Republic (Oxford World's Classics)

Republic (Oxford World's Classics)

by Plato (Author), RobinWaterfield (Editor)

Synopsis

Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory notes and an up-to-date critical introcuduction.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 560
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
Published: 05 Mar 1998

ISBN 10: 0192833707
ISBN 13: 9780192833709

Media Reviews
Robin Waterfield has produced an idiomatic, lively, and thoroughly up-to-date Englishing of Plato's Republic....Waterfield...succeeds beautifully...in making engaging English out of Plato's Greek. For this teachers of Greek philosophy owe him gratitude. --Ancient Philosophy
Waterfield's translation is certainly the best of the Republic available. It is accurate and informed by deep philosophical understanding of the text; unlike other translations it combines these virtues with an impressive ability to render Plato into English that is as varied and expressive as is
Plato's Greek. -- Professor Julia Annas, University of Arizona ]d 25/02/1993
Translated in an easy, accessible style, as though these were people, not textbooks speaking. The introduction is lucid and complete. --E.N. Genovese, San Diego State University
An excellent translation and introduction. The best I have seen. --Tom Christenson, Capital University


Robin Waterfield has produced an idiomatic, lively, and thoroughly up-to-date Englishing of Plato's Republic....Waterfield...succeeds beautifully...in making engaging English out of Plato's Greek. For this teachers of Greek philosophy owe him gratitude. --Ancient Philosophy
Waterfield's translation is certainly the best of the Republic available. It is accurate and informed by deep philosophical understanding of the text; unlike other translations it combines these virtues with an impressive ability to render Plato into English that is as varied and expressive as is
Plato's Greek. -- Professor Julia Annas, University of Arizona !d 25/02/1993
Translated in an easy, accessible style, as though these were people, not textbooks speaking. The introduction is lucid and complete. --E.N. Genovese, San Diego State University
An excellent translation and introduction. The best I have seen. --Tom Christenson, Capital University

Robin Waterfield has produced an idiomatic, lively, and thoroughly up-to-date Englishing of Plato's Republic....Waterfield...succeeds beautifully...in making engaging English out of Plato's Greek. For this teachers of Greek philosophy owe him gratitude. --Ancient Philosophy
Waterfield's translation is certainly the best of the Republic available. It is accurate and informed by deep philosophical understanding of the text; unlike other translations it combines these virtues with an impressive ability to render Plato into English that is as varied and expressive as is Plato's Greek. -- Professor Julia Annas, University of Arizona
Translated in an easy, accessible style, as though these were people, not textbooks speaking. The introduction is lucid and complete. --E.N. Genovese, San Diego State University
An excellent translation and introduction. The best I have seen. --Tom Christenson, Capital University


Robin Waterfield has produced an idiomatic, lively, and thoroughly up-to-date Englishing of Plato's Republic....Waterfield...succeeds beautifully...in making engaging English out of Plato's Greek. For this teachers of Greek philosophy owe him gratitude. --Ancient Philosophy


Waterfield's translation is certainly the best of the Republic available. It is accurate and informed by deep philosophical understanding of the text; unlike other translations it combines these virtues with an impressive ability to render Plato into English that is as varied and expressive as is Plato's Greek. -- Professor Julia Annas, University of Arizona


Translated in an easy, accessible style, as though these were people, not textbooks speaking. The introduction is lucid and complete. --E.N. Genovese, San Diego State University


An excellent translation and introduction. The best I have seen. --Tom Christenson, Capital University


Author Bio

Robin Waterfield is a writer and editor living in Great Britain.