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01 February 2009

240 Pages | c. 20 b/w diagrams

ISBN: 9780192807359


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Timaeus and Critias

Plato
Robin Waterfield and Andrew Gregory

Oxford World's Classics

  • In Timaeus Plato expounds the origin and system of the universe in a brilliantly imagined scheme of creation and divine and mortal characteristics; together with its companion piece Critias, the foundational text for the story of Atlantis, it is among Plato's most enduring and influential dialogues.
  • Robin Waterfield's translation is the clearest yet of these intricate texts.
  • Andrew Gregory's introduction outlines the importance of Timaeus to ancient Greek thinking and the Western intellectual tradition. It discusses some of the main interpretative themes for both dialogues and illuminates Plato's science.
  • Includes helpful diagrams to illustrate Plato's cosmos.
  • Provides invaluable notes that elucidate Plato's meaning and references.
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