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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.

  2. Plato Ion (Second Edition)
  3. Plato Hippias Major
  4. Plato Euthyphro (Second Edition)
  5. Plato Crito (Second Edition)
  6. Plato Apology
  7. The Trials of Socrates

    Plato, Aristophanes, Xenophon
    Edited by C. D. C. Reeve

    The Trials of Socrates

    Lampooned in 406 B.C.E. in a blistering Aristophanic satire, Socrates was tried in 399 B.C.E. on a charge of corrupting the youth, convicted by a jury of about five hundred of his peers, and condemned to death. Glimpsed today through the extant writings of his contemporaries and near-contemporaries, he remains for us as compelling, enigmatic, and elusive a figure as Jesus or Buddha. Although present-day (like ancient Greek) opinion on "the real Socrates" diverges widely, six classic texts that any informed judgment of him must take into account appear together, for the first time, in this volume. Those of Plato and Xenophon appear in new, previously unpublished translations that combine accuracy, accessibility, and readability; that of Aristophanes' Clouds offers these same qualities in an unbowdlerized translation that captures brilliantly the bite of Aristophanes' wit. An Introduction to each text and judicious footnotes provide crucial background information and important cross-references.

  8. The Trial and Death of Socrates (Third Edition)

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

    The Trial and Death of Socrates (Third Edition)

    The third edition of The Trial and Death of Socrates 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 a Select Bibliography.

  9. Statesman (Skemp Edition)

    Translated by J. B. Skemp
    Revised by Martin Ostwald

    Statesman (Skemp Edition)

    This edition of Martin Ostwald's revised version of J. B. Skemp's 1952 translation of Statesman includes a new selected bibliography, as well as Ostwald's interpretive introduction, which traces the evolution in Plato's political philosophy from Republic to Statesman to Laws—from philosopher-king to royal statesman.

  10. Plato's Cosmology

    Francis M. Cornford

    Plato's Cosmology

    “An indispensable storehouse of information and analysis—essential reading nowadays just as in 1935, when it first appeared. . . . Plato’s Cosmology continues to be the constant reference point of any serious study of the Timaeus.”
        —John M. Cooper, Princeton University

  11. Plato's Thought (Second Edition)

    G. M. A. Grube

    Plato's Thought (Second Edition)

    Plato's Thought offers an excellent introduction to Plato, guiding the reader through Plato's Theory of Forms, and examining his views on art, education and statecraft. This edition includes an introduction, bibliographic essay, and bibliography by Donald Zeyl.

  12. Plato Laches
  13. Plato Lysis
  14. Plato Meno
  15. Republic (First Edition)

    Translated by G. M. A. Grube

    Republic (First Edition)

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

  16. Republic

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


    "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

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. Plato Symposium (Second Edition)
  24. Plato Republic Book 1 (Second Edition)
  25. Plato on Knowledge and Reality

    Nicholas White

    Plato on Knowledge and Reality

    "A complete and unified account of Plato’s epistemology . . . scholarly, historically sensitive, and philosophically sophisticated. Above all it is sensible. . . . White’s strength is that he places Plato’s preoccupation in careful historical perspective, without belittling the intrinsic difficulties of the problems he tackled. . . . White’s project is to find a continuous argument running through Plato’s various attacks on epistemological problems. No summary can do justice to his remarkable success . . . "
         —Ronald B. De Sousa, University of Toronto, in Phoenix

  26. A Companion To Plato's Republic

    Nicholas White

    A Companion To Plato's Republic

    A step by step, passage by passage analysis of the complete Republic. White shows how the argument of the book is articulated, the important interconnections among its elements, and the coherent and carefully developed train of though which motivates its complex philosophical reasoning. In his extensive introduction, White describes Plato’s aims, introduces the argument, and discusses the major philosophical and ethical theories embodied in the Republic. He then summarizes each of its ten books and provides substantial explanatory and interpretive notes.

  27. Neoplatonism

    R. T. Wallis
    New Foreword and Bibliography by Lloyd P. Gerson


    “An admirable account of a very difficult subject, remarkable for the erudition that clearly lies behind it as well as for its lucidity and good sense.”
         —Times Literary Supplement

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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

  29. Gorgias

    Translated by Donald J. Zeyl


    “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

  30. Phaedo (Second Edition)

    Translated by G. M. A. Grube

    Phaedo (Second Edition)

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

  31. 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

  32. Phaedrus

    Translated by Alexander Nehamas and Paul Woodruff


    "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

  33. 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

  34. 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.

  35. Euthydemus

    Translated by Rosamond Kent Sprague


    "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

  36. 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

  37. Sophist

    Translated by Nicholas P. White


    "This translation of one of Plato's most challenging dialogues is so unpretentiously honest that it risks undercutting its own significant merits. As far as I can judge, it will prove most helpful not only to students of classical studies and philosophy, but to anybody who is interested in the questions treated by the Sophist. Clarity seems to be the editor and translator's aim, and it is well achieved in: (a) an introduction which without philosophical arm-twisting brings in the views of some modern philosophers on negative and false statement (as inconclusive as Plato's), (b) a select bibliography and a summary of the arguments which students will find useful, and (c) a translation of the text in civilized modern English. Space forbids the adduction of parallel passages. However, I do not hesitate to claim that in terms of accuracy and credible conversational style, the translation will stand comparision with those of A.E. Taylor and F.M. Cornford."
         —David Rankin, in The Classical Review

  38. 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.

  39. Parmenides

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


    “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

  40. Meno (Second Edition)

    Translated by G. M. A. Grube

    Meno (Second Edition)

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

  41. An Introduction to Plato's Laws

    R. F. Stalley

    An Introduction to Plato's Laws

    Reading the Republic without reference to the less familiar Laws can lead to a distorted view of Plato's political theory.  In the Republic the philosopher describes his ideal city; in his last and longest work he deals with the more detailed considerations involved in setting up a second-best 'practical utopia.'  The relative neglect of the Laws has stemmed largely from the obscurity of its style and the apparent chaos of its organization so that, although good translations now exist, students of philosophy and political science still find the text inaccessible. This first full-length philosophical introduction to the Laws will therefore prove invaluable.

  42. Timaeus

    Translated, with Introduction, by Donald J. Zeyl


    “Donald Zeyl’s fresh and faithful translation and his lucid, comprehensive commentary will bring the sublime Timaeus to life for contemporary students of cosmology, metaphysics, history of science, and philosophy.”
         —Sarah Broadie, Princeton University

  43. Theaetetus

    Edited, with Introduction, by Bernard Williams
    Translated by M. J. Levett, revision by Myles Burnyeat


    M. J. Levett's elegant translation of Theaetetus, first published in 1928, is here revised by Myles Burnyeat to reflect contemporary standards of accuracy while retaining the style, imagery, and idiomatic speech for which the Levett translation is unparalleled. Bernard Williams's concise introduction illuminates the powerful argument of this complex dialogue and illustrates its connections to contemporary metaphysical and epistemological concerns.

  44. The Theaetetus of Plato

    Translated by M. J. Levett, Revision by Myles Burnyeat
    Introduction to the Theaetetus by Myles Burnyeat

    The Theaetetus of Plato

    “Myles Burnyeat, the Lawrence Professor of Ancient Philosophy at Cambridge, has revised Levett’s translation to catch the charm and wit of the original in modern English, and has written a magnificent introduction and commentary of 250 pages that is lucid, rigorous, fair and un-put-downable.”
         —Philip Howard, The Times (London)

  45. Symposium

    Translated by Paul Woodruff and Alexander Nehamas


    "A model of the kind of text one needs for lecture courses: the translation is extremely readable and made even more accessible by intelligent printing decisions (on dividing the text, spacing for clarification, etc.); the notes are kept to a minimum but appear when they are really needed for comprehension and are truly informative. And the introduction admirably presents both basic information and a sense of current scholarly opinion."
         —S. G. Nugent, Princeton University

  46. Republic (Second Edition)

    Translated by G. M. A. Grube
    Revised by C. D. C. Reeve

    Republic (Second Edition)

    The revised edition of Grube’s classic translation follows and furthers Grube’s noted success in combining fidelity to Plato’s text with natural readability, while reflecting the fruits of new scholarship and insights into Plato’s thought since publication of the first edition in 1974. A new introduction, index, and bibliography by Professor Reeve are included in this new rendering.

  47. Plato: Complete Works

    Edited by John M. Cooper
    Associate Editor D. S. Hutchinson

    Plato: Complete Works

    "This is clearly the definitive edition in English of the Platonic writings. It replaces completely the Hamilton-Cairns collection. . . . The notes are at just the right level, and the index is very helpful.  The translations are both readable and accurate. They are always reliable, and in most cases the best available.  It is the one volume of Plato every student of philosophy will want at her or his side."
         —Michael D. Rohr, Rutgers University

  48. Cratylus

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


    “It is. . . remarkable that Reeve’s is the first new English translation since Fowler’s Loeb edition of 1926. Fortunately, Reeve has done an excellent job. His version is not slavishly literal but is in general very accurate. It is also very clear and readable. Reeve is particularly to be congratulated for having produced versions of some of the more torturous passages, which are not only faithful to the text but also make good sense in English. The long and detailed introduction is worth reading in its own right.”
         —R. F. Stalley, The Classical Review

  49. Hippias Major

    Translated, with Commentary, by Paul Woodruff

    Hippias Major

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

  50. 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.

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