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The Roots of Political Philosophy

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s/t: Ten Forgotten Socratic Dialogues Translated, with Interpretive Studies
This book consists of literal English translations of ten Socratic dialogues that have been largely neglected for the last century. Although everyone of these dialogues belongs to the classical canon of Platonic writings and was accepted as genuine in antiquity, most were condemned as forgeries in
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Paperback, 424 pages
Published October 19th 1987 by Cornell University Press (first published January 1st 1987)
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Joshua Emmons
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I honestly couldn't tell you what makes these dialogs the "roots of political philosophy", but they are some of my favorites (Hipparchus, Laches, the Hippiasesesss...) that I haven't been able to find anywhere outside of the Princeton "Collected Dialogs". Obviously these translations are better. Modern yet very literal.
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(Greek: Πλάτων) (Arabic: أفلاطون)
Plato is a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science.

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