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Published 1993 by Hackett Pub Co
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Plato Republic

Hanna De La Cruz
1st January, 2020


The book Plato’s Republic is a challenging book on philosophy. I recently heard my family members talking about the “Allegory of the Cave” and what it supposed to mean. I became curious and so for this assignment, I took up the challenge. I rate the book Plato Republic by G.M.A Grube, 4 stars because of its, thought-provoking content, complex use of allegory and symbolism, and unique writing style.
The book starts with Socrates and Plato
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Brian Watson
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a review of Plato, Republic, translated by Grube and revised by Reeve, published on Hackett.

I give this book five stars for its historical importance as well as the easy-to-read translation. Anyone interested in philosophy, political theory, or the history of ideas should read this work. That is not to say that everyone should agree with Socrates as presented by Plato. Some of the man's ideas are awful. Yet people should be aware of such an influential work.

Socrates is trying to answer
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Emma
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I read that was written by Plato, and it is also the first book I read in my college philosophy class. Although I do not, and can not know whether his republic will ever be achieved, his ideas in this book are so brilliantly presented and well-argued. This book definitely sparks my interest in philosophy!

Sometimes the text can be difficult to read because readers have to think about his logic and recognize the irony in his speech. However, I do like Socratic dialogues
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George Maximilian Antony Grube (3 August 1899 – 13 December 1982) was a classicist and translator of Plato, Aristotle, Demetrius of Phaleron, Longinus and Marcus Aurelius, as well as a Canadian democratic socialist political activist.

He was born in Antwerp, Belgium, on 3 August 1899, and was educated in the United Kingdom. He served as a translator for the Belgium Army, attached to the British
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