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Published: 26 February 2009

208 Pages | 3 line drawings


ISBN: 9780199552559

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Selected Myths

Edited by Catalin Partenie

Oxford World's Classics

  • This is the only selection of Plato's myths currently available. It brings together ten of the most celebrated Platonic myths from Plato's dialogues to make a perfect introduction to Plato's philosophy for new readers.
  • The general introduction gives a brief account of the philosophical theories to which the myths refer and Plato's use of myth. The myths are self-contained stories and each one is prefaced by a short description of its setting and a summary of its philosophical meaning.
  • The translations come from established OWC editions of the dialogues from which the myths are taken, together with useful explanatory notes, with three new translations by Robin Waterfield.
  • Includes diagrammatic maps and an index of names.

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