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Plato c.428 ante Chr.-c.348 ante Chr

Overview
Works: 178 works in 270 publications in 7 languages and 337 library holdings
Genres: Utopian fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Trials, litigation, etc  Academic theses  Dialogues (Literature)  Biographies  Sources  Fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: JC71, 321.07
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Most widely held works by Plato
The republic by Plato( Book )

16 editions published between 1866 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New translation of Plato's Republic
Meno by Plato( Book )

4 editions published between 1914 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Meno is one of the earlier Platonic dialogues, the so-called Socratic, which seek to define ethical terms, in this case virtue, and fail to find a satisfactory definition. -- Provided by publisher
Gorgias by Plato( Book )

12 editions published between 1861 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gorgias is a vivid introduction to central problems of moral and political philosophy. In answer to an eloquent attack on morality as conspiration of the weak against the strong, Plato develops his own doctrine, insisting that the benefits of being moral always outweigh any benefits to be won from immorality. He applies his views to such questions as the errors of democracy, the role of the political expert in society, and the justification of punishment. In the notes to this translation, Professor Irwin discusses the historical and social context of the dialogue, expounds and criticizes the arguments, and tries above all to suggest the questions a modern reader ought to raise about Plato's doctrines
Symposium by Plato( Book )

4 editions published between 1932 and 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A model of the kind of text one needs for lecture courses: the translation is extremely readable and made even more accessible by intelligent printing decisions (on dividing the text, spacing for clarification, etc.); the notes are kept to a minimum but appear when they are really needed for comprehension and are truly informative. And the introduction admirably presents both basic information and a sense of current scholarly opinion. --S. G. Nugent, Princeton University
The Apology, Phaedo, and Crito of Plato by Plato( Book )

11 editions published between 1901 and 1987 in 6 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 399 BC Socrates was prosecuted, convicted, sentenced to death and executed. These events were the culmination of a long philosophical career, a career in which, without writing a word, he established himself as the figure whom all philosophers of the next few generations wished to follow. The Apologies (or Defence Speeches) by Plato and Xenophon are rival accounts of how, at his trial, Socrates defended himself and his philosophy. This edition brings together both Apologies within a single volume. The commentary answers literary, linguistic and philosophical questions in a way that is suitable for readers of all levels, helping teachers and students engage more closely with the Greek texts. The introduction examines Socrates himself, the literature generated by his trial, Athenian legal procedures, his guilt or innocence of the crimes for which he was executed, and the rivalry between Xenophon and Plato.-
Protagoras by Plato( Book )

10 editions published between 1873 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to its interest as one of Plato's most brilliant dramatic masterpieces, the Protagoras presents a vivid picture of the crisis of fifth-century Greek thought, in which traditional values and conceptions of humanity were subjected to criticism of the Sophists and to the far more radical criticism of Socrates. The dialogue deals with many themes which are central to the ethical theories which Plato developed under the influence of Socrates, notably, the nature of human excellence, the relation of knowledge to right conduct, and the place of pleasure in the good life. This revised edition includes a new preface and introduction, as well as numerous changes to the translation and commentary
De levende gedachten van Plato by Plato( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in Dutch and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ion by Plato( Book )

7 editions published between 1905 and 1949 in 4 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Plato's "Ion," Socrates discusses with the titular character, a professional rhapsode who also lectures on Homer, the question of whether the rhapsode, a performer of poetry, gives his performance on account of his skill and knowledge or by virtue of divine possession. It is one of the shortest of Plato's dialogues
Phaedo by Plato( Book )

6 editions published between 1825 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The notes also aim to provide the kind of help with Plato's Greek which is needed by comparative beginners in the language, but the commentary is intended for any student, classical scholar, or philosopher with an interest in the close reading of Plato
Oeuvres complètes by Platón( Book )

4 editions published in 1946 in French and Greek, Ancient and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firma de Tomas Cadavid Restrepo
Plato verzameld werk by Plato( Book )

in Dutch and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Platonic epistles by Plato( Book )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Platoon by Plato( Book )

4 editions published between 1932 and 1940 in Dutch and Greek, Ancient and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charmides by Plato( Book )

2 editions published between 1906 and 1965 in Dutch and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Charmides is a dialogue of Plato, in which Socrates engages a handsome and popular boy in a conversation about the meaning of sophrosyne, a Greek word usually translated into English as "temperance", "self-control", or "restraint". As is typical with Platonic early dialogues, the two never arrive at a completely satisfactory definition, but the discussion nevertheless raises many important points
Theaetetus by Plato( Book )

3 editions published between 1883 and 1973 in English and German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Theaetetus Plato made a pioneering contribution to one of the central problems of Western philosophy
L'Etat ou la République by Plato( Book )

3 editions published between 1840 and 1842 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophist by Plato( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogos ... by Platón( Book )

in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traducción de: complete dialogues of Plato
Plato by Plato( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in Dutch and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phaidoon by Plato( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in Dutch and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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