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  1. Timaeus (Kalkavage, Second Edition)

    Translated, with Glossary and Introductory Essay, by Peter Kalkavage

    Timaeus (Kalkavage, Second Edition)

    "Kalkavage’s translation and commentary provide invaluable assistance to students of Plato’s Timaeus. The translation is accurate, but readable. And Kalkavage packs a great deal of relevant historical, musical, and mathematical information into his notes."
         —Catherine Zuckert, Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame

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    Edited by C. D. C. Reeve

    A Plato Reader

    A Plato Reader offers eight of Plato's best-known works—Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo, Symposium, Phaedrus, and Republic—unabridged, expertly introduced and annotated, and in widely admired translations by C. D. C. Reeve, G. M. A. Grube, Alexander Nehamas, and Paul Woodruff.

  3. Republic (Grube, First Edition)

    Translated by G. M. A. Grube

    Republic (Grube, First Edition)

    The original Grube translation of all ten books, available in cloth only.

  4. Republic (Reeve Edition)

    Translated from the New Standard Greek Text, with Introduction, by C. D. C. Reeve

    Republic (Reeve Edition)

    "Reeve's new translation of Republic is the one to order for students. . . . Reeve draws on his thorough understanding of Plato's central work to provide an informed translation and properly brief supporting apparatus. A highlight is the concise, substantive Introduction that usefully encapsulates much of Reeve's own scholarship."
         —P.W. Wakefield, CHOICE

  5. Reading Plato's Theaetetus

    Timothy Chappell

    Reading Plato's Theaetetus

    "Timothy Chappell's Reading Plato's Theaetetus offers a translation of the Theaetetus, presented in small chunks of texts preceded by a summary and followed by in-depth analysis of the passages.  The text would be an excellent companion to an upper level undergraduate course or graduate course on the Theaetetus, and is an invaluable resource for anyone working in this range of Plato's dialogues. . . . This translation is a major accomplishment in terms of style and accuracy, and it is a pleasure to read. . . . Timothy Chappell's Reading Plato's Theaetetus is a first-rate piece of scholarship that will be of great service to students of the dialogue for years to come."
         —G. S. Bowe, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

  6. Neoplatonic Philosophy

    Translated, with Introduction, by John Dillon and Lloyd P. Gerson

    Neoplatonic Philosophy

    The most comprehensive collection of Neoplatonic writings available in English, this volume provides translations of the central texts of four major figures of the Neoplatonic tradition: Plotinus, Porphyry, Iamblichus, and Proclus. The general Introduction gives an overview of the period and takes a brief but revealing look at the history of ancient philosophy from the viewpoint of the Neoplatonists. Historical background—essential for understanding these powerful, difficult, and sometimes obscure thinkers—is provided in extensive footnotes, which also include cross-references to other works relevant to particular passages.

  7. Philosopher-Kings

    C. D. C. Reeve


    "Philosopher-Kings broke new ground on its first appearance by delivering to an audience accustomed to looking for flaws in Plato's thinking an interpretation of the Republic that celebrates the coherence of Plato's argument as it ramifies through every cranny of that controversial work. Reeve's book swiftly became a classic of Platonic scholarship and has never lost its grip. Its reissue by Hackett is a very welcome event."
         —G.R.F. Ferrari, University of California, Berkeley

  8. Plato on Love

    Edited, with Introduction, by C. D. C. Reeve

    Plato on Love

    This collection features Plato's writings on sex and love in the preeminent translations of Stanley Lombardo, Paul Woodruff and Alexander Nehamas, D. S. Hutchinson, and C. D. C. Reeve. Reeve's Introduction provides a wealth of historical information about Plato and Socrates, and the sexual norms of classical Athens. His introductory essay looks closely at the dialogues themselves and includes the following sections: Socrates and the Art of Love; Socrates and Athenian Paiderastia; Loving Socrates; Love and the Ascent to the Beautiful; The Art and Psychology of Love Explained; and Writing about Love.

  9. Five Dialogues (Second Edition)

    Translated by G. M. A. Grube
    Revised by John M. Cooper

    Five Dialogues (Second Edition)

    The second edition of Five Dialogues presents G. M. A. Grube’s distinguished translations, as revised by John Cooper for Plato, Complete Works. A number of new or expanded footnotes are also included along with an updated bibliography.

  10. The People of Plato

    Debra Nails

    The People of Plato

    "A treasure-house of vital information, exhaustively and meticulously researched, presented with clarity and verve. Students of Plato's dialogues—and other Socratic writings—will no longer be frustrated by wading through dispersed and difficult to use scholarly tomes to find out about Meno's family and career or Plato's brothers or uncles or who Thucydides son of Melesias was, and his relation to the historian. With philosophical readers foremost in mind, Nails tells all. From now on, anyone reading Plato will always have this book nearby."
         —John M. Cooper, Princeton University

  11. Plato Symposium (Second Edition)
  12. Plato Republic Book 1 (Second Edition)
  13. Plato Meno
  14. Plato Lysis
  15. Plato Laches
  16. Plato Ion (Second Edition)
  17. Socrates & Alcibiades: Four Texts

    Translated, with Introduction and Notes, by David M. Johnson

    Socrates & Alcibiades: Four Texts

    Socrates and Alcibiades: Four Texts gathers together translations our four most important sources for the relationship between Socrates and the most controversial man of his day, the gifted and scandalous Alcibiades. In addition to Alcibiades’ famous speech from Plato’s Symposium, this text includes two dialogues, the Alcibiades I and Alcibiades II, attributed to Plato in antiquity but unjustly neglected today, and the complete fragments of the dialogue Alcibiades by Plato’s contemporary, Aeschines of Sphettus. These works are essential reading for anyone interested in Socrates’ improbable love affair with Athens’ most desirable youth, his attempt to woo Alcibiades from his ultimately disastrous worldly ambitions to the philosophical life, and the reasons for Socrates’ failure, which played a large role in his conviction by an Athenian court on charges of impiety and corrupting the youth.

  18. Apologies

    Plato & Xenophon
    Translated, with Introduction and Glossary, by Mark Kremer


    "Kremer's is an attractive text because of its combination of simplicity and strong delivery, and this is true regarding his translation and his interpretive essay alike. He has striven for a scrupulous accuracy in his translation, and he has achieved this without sacrificing readability or neglecting the distinctive tone of Plato and Xenophon."
         —Norma Thompson, Yale University

  19. Parmenides (Whitaker Edition)

    Translated, with Introduction, by Albert Keith Whitaker

    Parmenides (Whitaker Edition)

    "Keith Whitaker's insightful introduction to this notoriously daunting text is valuable for its clarity and sobriety. The lucid interpretation will be of interest to those versed in the text and will be of great help to any who encounter the dialogue for the first time. The engaging translation humanizes the discourse without compromising its precision-a notable achievement that will earn the gratitude of readers."
         —Joseph Cropsey, University of Chicago

  20. Meno (Anastaplo & Berns Edition)

    Translated, with Annotations, by George Anastaplo and Lawrence Berns

    Meno (Anastaplo & Berns Edition)

    "This new translation of the Meno by Anastaplo and Berns has several distinctive features that make it useful for teaching and studying the dialogue. Generally achieving a balance between clarity and faithfulness, it includes valuable annotation, two appendices . . . and an innovative division of the text through the provision of numbers for each of it's speeches. . . . The overall result is a text that would give a reader unschooled in Greek a fairly reliable sense of the flow of ideas in the original."
         —William A. Welton, Loyola College, in Review of Metaphysics

  21. Gorgias (Arieti & Barrus Edition)

    Translated, with Introductory Essay and Notes, by James A. Arieti and Roger M. Barrus

    Gorgias (Arieti & Barrus Edition)

    "Arieti and Barrus have provided us with a fine contribution to the literature on Plato's Gorgias. This text includes a literal translation of the Gorgias with a helpful introductory essay, and copious notes. It includes a priceless appendix of the only literal translations available today of several key speeches from Thucydides, as well as a valuable glossary and appendices on the rules of dialectic that may be derived from the arguments of the Gorgias, and on Plato's use of the terms mythos and logos, with which not all scholars may agree, but which I think all should find of interest."
         —Michael Palmer, University of Maine

  22. Plato: Gorgias & Aristotle: Rhetoric

    Plato & Aristotle
    Translated, with Introduction, by Joe Sachs

    Plato: Gorgias & Aristotle: Rhetoric

    By pairing translations of Gorgias and Rhetoric, along with an outstanding introductory essay, Joe Sachs demonstrates Aristotles response to Plato. If in the Gorgias Plato probes the question of what is problematic in rhetoric, in Rhetoric, Aristotle continues the thread by looking at what makes rhetoric useful. By juxtaposing the two texts, an interesting "conversation" is illuminated—one which students of philosophy and rhetoric will find key in their analytical pursuits.

  23. Plato's Euthyphro & Clitophon

    Commentary with Introduction, Glossary, and Vocabulary, by Jacques A. Bailly

    Plato's Euthyphro & Clitophon

    Text in Greek with extensive commentary in English, including a general introduction, and introductions to each of the two texts, appendices, glossary, and vocabulary. The Euthyphro and the Clitophon provide an ideal, exciting introduction to Plato and Greek prose. Even a student fresh out of introductory ancient Greek can expect to finish these works within a semester, because the Greek of the Euthyphro is clear and easy to follow, but not overly simple.

  24. Statesman (Brann, Kalkavage, & Salem Edition)

    Translated, with Glossary, Essay, and Appendices, by Eva Brann, Peter Kalkavage, and Eric Salem

    Statesman (Brann, Kalkavage, & Salem Edition)

    "This will be the preferred edition of Plato’s Statesman for teachers and students who are serious not only about reading the text in good translation, but also about working through its arguments."
         —Dustin Gish, College of the Holy Cross

  25. Sophist (Brann, Kalkavage, & Salem Edition)

    Translated, with Introduction and Glossary, by Eva Brann, Peter Kalkavage, and Eric Salem

    Sophist (Brann, Kalkavage, & Salem Edition)

    This is an English translation of Plato presenting a new conception of the Theory of Forms. Socrates and others discuss the epistemological and metaphysical puzzles of the Parmenides, with aims to define the meaning of the Sophist. The glossary of key terms is a unique addition to Platonic literature by which concepts central to each dialogue are discussed and cross-referenced as to their occurrences throughout the work. In such a way students are encouraged to see beyond the words into concepts.

  26. Phaedo (Brann, Kalkavage, & Salem Edition)

    Translated, with Introduction and Glossary, by Eva Brann, Peter Kalkavage, and Eric Salem

    Phaedo (Brann, Kalkavage, & Salem Edition)

    "This marvelously conceived new translation of Plato's most important dialogue will set the standard for classroom use for many years to come. . . . The authors' imaginative new interpretation will inspire students and generate scholarly controversy-and is thus certain to accomplish what it suggests is the true aim of Socratic inquiry: the weaving, unweaving, and perpetual re-weaving of the Logos."
         —Dr. George R. Lucas, Jr., Professor of Philosophy, US Naval Academy, Annapolis

  27. Empire and the Ends of Politics

    Translated, with Introduction and Glossary, by Susan Collins and Devin Stauffer

    Empire and the Ends of Politics

    This text brings together for the first time two complete key works from classical antiquity on the politics of Athens: Plato's Menexenus and Pericles' Funeral Oration (from Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War).

  28. Timaeus (Kalkavage Edition)

    Translated, with Glossary, Appendices, and Introductory Essay, by Peter Kalkavage

    Timaeus (Kalkavage Edition)

    Out of print - replaced by a new second edition -- This is an English translation of Plato's dialogue concerning speculation on the nature of the physical world and human beings. An extensive introduction provides careful insights to the reading of the work, the nature of Platonic dialogue and the cultural background of the Timaeus. Appendices on music, astronomy and geometry further provide guidance to the central thoughts of the dialogue. The glossary provides cross references and discussion for key words in the dialogue, functioning as springboards into the various concepts and ideas that are central to this and other Platonic dialogues and are useful starting points for any classroom discussion or personal thought.

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  29. Euthydemus (McBrayer & Nichols Edition)

    Translated by Gregory A. McBrayer and Mary P. Nichols; with an Interpretive Essay by Mary P. Nichols and Denise Schaeffer; Introduction by Denise Schaeffer

    Euthydemus (McBrayer & Nichols Edition)

    English translation of Plato's dialogue of Socrates with two prominent Sophists, Euthydemus and Dionysodorus, and their conflicting philosophical views, in which Plato satirizes the logical fallacies of the Sophists. With notes, introduction, interpretive essay, and a glossary of important words.

  30. Theaetetus (Sachs Edition)

    Translated, with Introductory Essay, by Joe Sachs

    Theaetetus (Sachs Edition)

    "Sachs's outstanding new translation of Plato's Theaetetus is lucid, readable, and faithful to the original. More than that, it is a translation for the thoughtful reader. Through his striking translations of key terms, Sachs compels the reader to think more deeply about Plato's intent. He shows that Plato's return within the dialogue to the same word or to its cognates is no accident but signals a philosophical trope in Plato's thought. The work's introduction avoids presenting a stock summary of the topics covered or a rehearsal of the failed arguments. Instead, it makes the case for regarding the Theaetetus as Plato's 'missing' work on The Philosopher. Through the 'variety of attempts, errors, new beginnings, and false turns that the dialogue presents,' Sachs argues, Socrates provokes his interlocutors and Plato's readers to strive to cross the boundary between mere opinion and the kind of thinking that is philosophy."
         —Roslyn Weiss, Lehigh University

  31. Socrates and the Sophists

    Translated, with Introductory Essay, by Joe Sachs

    Socrates and the Sophists

    This is an English translation of four of Plato’s dialogues (ProtagorasEuthydemusHippias Major, and Cratylus) that explores the topic of sophistry and philosophy, a key concept at the source of Western thought. Includes notes and an introductory essay.

  32. Republic (Sachs Edition)

    Translated, with Introduction and Glossary, by Joe Sachs

    Republic (Sachs Edition)

    "Joe Sachs, known and respected for his excellent translations of Aristotle, deserves great praise for this new translation of Plato's Republic. Based on the latest definitive edition of the Greek text and guided by a sense that Greek in English need not read like an old, foreign tongue, Sachs' translation captures the flow of the conversation in an English that reads smoothly, even when the ideas expressed force one to pause and look again. Fluid, yet accurate, Sachs' translation allows the thoughtful reader deeper entry into this all-important book. The editorial guides and typographical signs to remind the reader of who has joined the argument most recently are all highly helpful and most welcome. I look forward to reading this with students."
         —Charles E. Butterworth, University of Maryland

  33. Phaedrus (Scully Edition)

    Translated, with Introduction and Notes, by Stephen Scully

    Phaedrus (Scully Edition)

    "This is a fine translation, both fluent and accurate. It captures the range of tonalities of the original in elegant English that is neither stiffly formal nor cheaply colloquial. . . . The supplementary matter is appropriate and useful. The introduction is crisp and clear, the interpretive essay illuminating. . . . Scully has done a sound and serious job of translating and annotating for the general reader. Above all, his translation is excellent in respect to style and clarity: really a pleasure to read."
         —David Konstan, Brown University

  34. Symposium (Sharon Edition)

    Translated, with Introduction and Glossary, by Avi Sharon

    Symposium (Sharon Edition)

    "The Symposium challenges the translator who is also a poet in its range of styles which is unique among the Platonic dialogues. Not only does the translator have to mimic the distinct style of the narrator, Apollodoros, and the seven symposiasts . . . he has to mind and represent the action in this the most dramatic of the Platonic dialogues. Sharon's translation meets these challenges and is a brilliant recovery of the style and drama of the Symposium. I know of no other translation that is so appropriately various in the styles adopted by and for the speakers or which is so attentive to the drama of this dialogue which celebrates a tragic victory."
         —Diskin Clay, Duke University

  35. Plato Hippias Major
  36. Plato Euthyphro (Second Edition)
  37. Hippias Major

    Translated, with Commentary, by Paul Woodruff

    Hippias Major

    Published with the assistance of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  38. Two Comic Dialogues: Ion and Hippias Major

    Translated by Paul Woodruff

    Two Comic Dialogues: Ion and Hippias Major

    Together these two dialogues contain Plato’s most important work on poetry and beauty.

  39. Meno (Grube, Second Edition)

    Translated by G. M. A. Grube

    Meno (Grube, Second Edition)

    “Fine translation, good notes—inexpensive, too!”
         —D.A. Rohatyn, University of San Diego

  40. Parmenides (Gill & Ryan Edition)

    Translated by Mary Louise Gill and Paul Ryan
    Introduction by Mary Louise Gill

    Parmenides (Gill & Ryan Edition)

    “Gill’s and Ryan’s Parmenides is, simply, superb: the Introduction, more than a hundred pages long, is transparently clear, takes the reader meticulously through the arguments, avoids perverseness, and still manages to make sense of the dialogue as a whole; there is a fine selective bibliography; and those parts of the translation I have looked at in detail suggest that it too is very good indeed.”
         —Christopher Rowe, Phronesis

  41. Philebus

    Translated by Dorothea Frede


    This translation by Dorothea Frede of Plato’s dialogue on the nature of pleasure and its relation to thought and knowledge achieves a high standard of readability and fidelity to the Greek text. The volume includes a cogent introduction, notes, and comprehensive bibliography by Frede.

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    C. D. C. Reeve

    Women in the Academy

    "These compelling dialogues invite and inspire readers to engage in a reflective journey of discovery focusing on several key philosophical themes. They provide a unique and valuable resource ideal for an introduction to philosophy and to feminist theory."
         —Robin Wang, Loyola Marymount University

  43. Gorgias (Zeyl Edition)

    Translated by Donald J. Zeyl

    Gorgias (Zeyl Edition)

    “This is an excellent translation. It achieves a very high standard of accuracy and readability, two goals very difficult to attain in combination when it comes to such a master of prose and philosophical argument as Plato. Because of this the book is suitable for courses at all levels in philosophy, from introductory courses on Plato, or problems in Philosophy, to graduate seminars.”
         —Gerasimos Santas, Teaching Philosophy

  44. Phaedo (Grube, Second Edition)

    Translated by G. M. A. Grube

    Phaedo (Grube, Second Edition)

    “A first rate translation at a reasonable price.”
         —Michael Rohr, Rutgers University

  45. Protagoras

    Translated by Stanley Lombardo and Karen Bell, with introduction by Michael Frede.


    “A very readable translation that conveys both the philosophical and the dramatic context better than any existing translation. It is extremely accurate in conveying the movement of the argument and in noting significant points of philosophical usage. . . . I am very impressed with the vividness and the easy flow of the prose.”
         —John Cooper, Princeton University

  46. Phaedrus (Nehamas & Woodruff Edition)

    Translated by Alexander Nehamas and Paul Woodruff

    Phaedrus (Nehamas & Woodruff Edition)

    "A superb translation that captures the rhetorical brilliance of the Greek. . . . The translation is faithful in the very best sense: it reflects both the meaning and the beauty of the Greek text. . . . The footnotes are always helpful, never obtrusive. A one-page outline is useful since there are no editorial additions to mark major divisions in the dialogue. An appendix containing fragments of early Greek love poetry helps the reader appreciate the rich, and perhaps elusive, meaning of eros. . . . The entire Introduction is crisply written, and the authors' erudition shines throughout, without a trace of pedantry. . . . this is an excellent book that deservedly should find wide circulation for many years to come."
         —Tim Mahoney, University of Texas at Arlington

  47. Greek Popular Morality in the Time of Plato and Aristotle

    K. J. Dover

    Greek Popular Morality in the Time of Plato and Aristotle

    “A classic. It provides an invaluable aid to anyone seeking to understand Plato and Aristotle in their historical context. Dover uses a variety of literary sources to set out, with clarity and deep sensitivity, popular views on moral, political, and religious matters in fourth-century Greece.”
         —Michael Morgan, Indiana University

  48. Charmides

    Translated by T. G. West and G. S. West


    A literal translation, allowing the simplicity and vigor of the Greek diction to shine through.

  49. Euthydemus (Sprague Edition)

    Translated by Rosamond Kent Sprague

    Euthydemus (Sprague Edition)

    "This is the best translation available of a lively and challenging dialogue, which sets before the reader profound questions about the use and misuse of reason."
         —Myles Burnyeat, University of Cambridge

  50. Laches and Charmides

    Translated by Rosamond Kent Sprague

    Laches and Charmides

    “This excellent translation in current idiomatic English continues the superb quality set by Sprague in her previous version of Plato’s Euthydemus. . . . Its accuracy and reliability make the present volume suitable for use in various courses in the humanities.”
         —The Classical Outlook

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