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Phaedo

Plato
Translated and edited by David Gallop

February 2009

ISBN: 9780199538935

144 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

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The Phaedo is acknowledged to be one of Plato's greatest masterpieces, showing him both as a philosopher and as a dramatist at the height of his powers. For its moving account of the execution of Socrates, the Phaedo ranks among the supreme literary achievements of antiquity. It is also a seminal document for many ideas deeply ingrained in western culture, and provides one of the best introductions to Plato's thought.

This new edition is a revised version of the Clarendon Press translation, and is eminently suitable for readers new to Plato, and ideal for classroom use, thanks to the provision of Stephanus page and letter numbering.

About the Author(s)

Plato

Translated and edited by David Gallop, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Trent University, Ontario

Reviews

The new translation is freer in some places making it more accessible to those encountering Plato for the first time. An essential book for those who desire an introduction to Platonic philosophy. - The Greek Gazette