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The Republic of Plato
Francis Macdonald Cornford
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The Republic of Plato

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Brown covered book, with 3 Grecian characters on the front. A non-literal translation of "The Repulic" by Plato, with annotations / explanations by the author to explain what certain parts of the scrolls/books are trying to achieve. In addition it provides a preface to set up what was occurring in Greece at the time Plato would have written his scrolls.
Paperback, Nineteenth Printing, 366 pages
Published 1945 by Oxford Unity Press
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I found this interesting, but in the end quite annoying. Writing as Socrates, Plato initiates a discussion on Justice. A couple of his companions offer definitions, which he destroys by taking one element of their argument, extending it to an absurd conclusion and using this to conclude that the whole thesis is wrong.

He then starts to build his own definition of Justice by first imagining a perfect state (I suspect that the Greek idea of justice is somewhat wider than ours). This is a regimented
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1874-1943. Classicist

Cornford was educated at St Paul's School and was admitted to Trinity in 1893, being elected a Scholar the following year. Cornford obtained firsts in both parts of the classical tripos in 1905 and 1907; he was awarded the Chancellor's Classical Medal in the latter year. In 1897 he applied for the Chair of Greek at Cardiff, but was unsuccessful. However, in 1899 he was elected