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A Plato Reader bargains 8 of Plato's best-known works--Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo, Symposium, Phaedrus, and Republic--unabridged, expertly brought and annotated, and in broadly prominent translations by way of C. D. C. Reeve, G. M. A. Grube, Alexander Nehamas, and Paul Woodruff.

The assortment good points Socrates as its primary personality and a version of the tested lifestyles. Its variety permits us to determine him in motion in very diversified settings and philosophical modes: from the elenctic Socrates of the Meno and the dialogues bearing on his trial and dying, to the erotic Socrates of the Symposium and Phaedrus, to the dialectician of the Republic.

Of Reeve's translation of this ultimate masterpiece, Lloyd P. Gerson writes, "Taking complete good thing about S. R. Slings' new Greek textual content of the Republic, Reeve has given us a translation either actual and limpid. Loving realization to aspect and deep familiarity with Plato's concept are obtrusive on each web page. Reeve's terrific selection to forged the discussion into direct speech produces a compelling effect of immediacy unequalled by means of different English translations at the moment available."

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The presiding committee of the Council (25a note) consisted of the fifty members of one of the ten tribes, selected by lot to serve for one-tenth of the year. It arranged meetings of the Council and Assembly, received envoys and letters to the state, and conducted other routine business. 19 After the naval battle at Arginusae on the Ionian coast of Asia Minor (406 BCE), ten Athenian generals were indicted for failing to rescue survivors and to pick up the bodies of the dead. Both Council and Assembly voted to try them as a group, which was against Athenian law.

What do I deserve to suffer or pay just because I didn’t mind my own business throughout my life? Because I didn’t care about the things most people care about—making money, managing an estate, or being a general, a popular leader, or holding some other political office, or joining the cabals and factions that come to exist in a city—but thought myself too honest, in truth, to engage in these things and survive? indb 40 7/20/12 10:24 AM Apology 41 but instead went to each of you privately and tried to perform what I claim is the greatest benefaction?

The presiding committee of the Council (25a note) consisted of the fifty members of one of the ten tribes, selected by lot to serve for one-tenth of the year. It arranged meetings of the Council and Assembly, received envoys and letters to the state, and conducted other routine business. 19 After the naval battle at Arginusae on the Ionian coast of Asia Minor (406 BCE), ten Athenian generals were indicted for failing to rescue survivors and to pick up the bodies of the dead. Both Council and Assembly voted to try them as a group, which was against Athenian law.

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