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Timaeus (Kalkavage, Second Edition)

Timaeus (Kalkavage, Second Edition)

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

March 2016 - 192 pp.
Series: Focus Philosophical Library - Imprint: Focus

Format ISBN Price Qty
Paper 978-1-58510-792-6
$13.95
Examination 978-1-58510-792-6
$3.00

Quick Overview

"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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Both an ideal entrée for beginning readers and a solid text for scholars, the second edition of Peter Kalkavage’s acclaimed translation of Plato’s Timaeus brings enhanced accessibility to a rendering well known for its faithfulness to the original text.

An extensive essay offers insights into the reading of the work, the nature of Platonic dialogue, and the cultural background of the Timaeus. Appendices on music, astronomy, and geometry provide additional guidance. A brief outline of the themes of the work, a detailed glossary, and a selected bibliography are also included.

 

Reviews:

"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

Comments on the first edition:

"Kalkavage's translation is a brilliant accomplishment. He makes Plato's most intricate and important dialogues accessible to new readers."
     —Dr. Alejandro A. Vallega, California State University, Stanislaus

 

About the Author:

Peter Kalkavage is a Tutor at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland.

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