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The Apology of Plato, with a Revised Text and English Notes, and a Digest of Platonic Idioms

The Apology of Plato, with a Revised Text and English Notes, and a Digest of Platonic Idioms( )
Author: Plato,
Palmer, Edwin
Riddell, James
ISBN:978-1-177-39218-1
Publication Date:Aug 2010
Publisher:Creative Media Partners, LLC
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $28.75
Book Description:

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your...
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Book Details
Pages:292
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7.44 x 9.69 x 0.62 Inches
Book Weight:1.17 Pounds
Author Biography
Plato (Author)
Plato was born c. 427 B.C. in Athens, Greece, to an aristocratic family very much involved in political government. Pericles, famous ruler of Athens during its golden age, was Plato's stepfather. Plato was well educated and studied under Socrates, with whom he developed a close friendship. When Socrates was publically executed in 399 B.C., Plato finally distanced himself from a career in Athenian politics, instead becoming one of the greatest philosophers of Western civilization. Plato extended Socrates's inquiries to his students, one of the most famous being Aristotle.

Plato's The Republic is an enduring work, discussing justice, the importance of education, and the qualities needed for rulers to succeed. Plato felt governors must be philosophers so they may govern wisely and effectively. Plato founded the Academy, an educational institution dedicated to pursuing philosophic truth. The Academy lasted well into the 6th century A.D., and is the model for all western universities. Its formation is along the lines Plato laid out in The Republic.

Many of Plato's essays and writings survive to this day. Plato died in 347 B.C. at the age of 80.

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