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Published: 13 November 2008

240 Pages | c. 20 black and white diagrams


ISBN: 9780192807359

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Timaeus and Critias

Translated by Robin Waterfield and Introduced by University College London 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.
  • Invaluable notes elucidate Plato's meaning and references.

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