Plato: Apology, Crito, Phaedo, Symposium, Republic by
Call Number: 885 P718pa
Publication Date: 1942
Here are five of Plato's remarkable and revelatory dialogues, each translated by distinguished classical scholar Benjamin Jowett. "Apology" defends the integrity of Socrates' teachings. "Crito" discusses respect for the law. "Phaedo" considers death and the immortality of the soul. "Symposium" reflects on the ultimate manifestation of the love that controls the world, and "Republic" ponders society and the philosopher's role within it. Stimulating, dramatic, and always relevant, these dialogues have profoundly influenced the history of intellectual thought, and offer crucial insight into mystical, aesthetic, and other aspects of Platonic doctrine.