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The Resource Timaeus : Critias ; Cleitophon ; Menexenus ; Epistles, Plato ; with an English translation by R.G. Bury, (electronic resource)

Timaeus : Critias ; Cleitophon ; Menexenus ; Epistles, Plato ; with an English translation by R.G. Bury, (electronic resource)

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Timaeus : Critias ; Cleitophon ; Menexenus ; Epistles
Title
Timaeus
Title remainder
Critias ; Cleitophon ; Menexenus ; Epistles
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Plato ; with an English translation by R.G. Bury
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  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
The great Athenian philosopher Plato was born in 427 BCE and lived to be eighty. Acknowledged masterpieces among his works are the Symposium, which explores love in its many aspects, from physical desire to pursuit of the beautiful and the good, and the Republic, which concerns righteousness and also treats education, gender, society, and slavery.
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Plato
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Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages
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mixed forms
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dictionaries
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1869-
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Bury, Robert Gregg
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Loeb classical library online
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  • Atlantis (Legendary place)
  • Cosmology
  • Rhetoric, Ancient
Summary expansion
Plato, the great philosopher of Athens, was born in 427 BCE. In early manhood an admirer of Socrates, he later founded the famous school of philosophy in the grove Academus. Much else recorded of his life is uncertain; that he left Athens for a time after Socrates' execution is probable; that later he went to Cyrene, Egypt, and Sicily is possible; that he was wealthy is likely; that he was critical of "advanced" democracy is obvious. He lived to be 80 years old. Linguistic tests including those of computer science still try to establish the order of his extant philosophical dialogues, written in splendid prose and revealing Socrates' mind fused with Plato's thought. In Laches, Charmides, and Lysis, Socrates and others discuss separate ethical conceptions. Protagoras, Ion, and Meno discuss whether righteousness can be taught. In Gorgias, Socrates is estranged from his city's thought, and his fate is impending. The Apology (not a dialogue), Crito, Euthyphro, and the unforgettable Phaedo relate the trial and death of Socrates and propound the immortality of the soul. In the famous Symposium and Phaedrus, written when Socrates was still alive, we find the origin and meaning of love. Cratylus discusses the nature of language. The great masterpiece in ten books, the Republic, concerns righteousness (and involves education, equality of the sexes, the structure of society, and abolition of slavery). Of the six so-called dialectical dialogues Euthydemus deals with philosophy; metaphysical Parmenides is about general concepts and absolute being; Theaetetus reasons about the theory of knowledge. Of its sequels, Sophist deals with not-being; Politicus with good and bad statesmanship and governments; Philebus with what is good. The Timaeus seeks the origin of the visible universe out of abstract geometrical elements. The unfinished Critias treats of lost Atlantis. Unfinished also is Plato's last work of the twelve books of Laws (Socrates is absent from it), a critical discussion of principles of law which Plato thought the Greeks might accept. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Plato is in twelve volumes--
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Timaeus : Critias ; Cleitophon ; Menexenus ; Epistles, Plato ; with an English translation by R.G. Bury, (electronic resource)
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Includes index
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780674992573
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(OCoLC)899735748
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Timaeus : Critias ; Cleitophon ; Menexenus ; Epistles, Plato ; with an English translation by R.G. Bury, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.loebclassics.com/view/LCL234/1929/volume.xml
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
hup0000334
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780674992573
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)899735748
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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