Publisher description for The republic / Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett.


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Famous philosophical treatise of the fourth century b.c. concerns itself chiefly with the idea of justice, as well as such Platonic theories as that of ideas, the criticism of poetry, and the philosopher’s role. Source of the famous cave myth and prototype for other imaginary commonwealths, including those of Cicero, St. Augustine, and More. Benjamin Jowett translation.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Political science Early works to 1800, Utopias Early works to 1800