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Phaedo - Plato, David Gallop
Phaedo
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The Phaedo is acknowledged to be one of Plato's masterpieces, showing him both as a philosopher and as a dramatist at the height of his powers. For its moving account of the execution of Socrates, the Phaedo ranks among the supreme literary achievements of antiquity. It is also a document crucial... show more
The Phaedo is acknowledged to be one of Plato's masterpieces, showing him both as a philosopher and as a dramatist at the height of his powers. For its moving account of the execution of Socrates, the Phaedo ranks among the supreme literary achievements of antiquity. It is also a document crucial to the understanding of many ideas deeply ingrained in western culture, and provides one of the best introductions to Plato's thought. This new edition is eminently suitable for readers new to Plato, offering a readable translation which is accessible without the aid of a commentary and assumes no prior knowledge of the ancient Greek world or language.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780192839534 (0192839535)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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Leopard
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Phaedo is the final part of Plato's (427-347 BCE) trilogy about the trial and death of his teacher, Socrates (469-399 BCE), and is preceded by the Apology and Crito . The Apology is a riveting account of Socrates' defense against the charges, his reaction to the verdict, and then his reaction ...
wjmcomposer
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3.0 Phaedo (Oxford World's Classics)
A work filled with logic, often faulty. I've written thousands of works on this book in my Classical Self-Education group on Goodreads, so I decline to write further about it here. Go argue with me there if you like, not here.
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