书名: The Republic Of Plato
作者: Plato (Author), Allan Bloom (Translator)
Publisher: Basic Books; 2 Sub edition (October 2, 1991)
"Very readable translation....The synopses at the start of each chapter are also quite helpful. The division into more natural chapters and sections is far superior to the 10 book divisions."--Janet L. Binder, University of Minnesota
"Remains the most accessible and readable of the Republic translations. AN excellent introduction to the literary beauty of Plato."--Charles S. Brown, Emporia State University
"A classic! Well presented for introductory courses."--Gray Cox, College of the Atlantic
"The translation is clear, the notes useful, and the preface a fine introduction to principles of translation--all this for a reasonable price."--Robert C. Bennion, Brigham Young University
"I've found that Cornford's translation is understandble to beginning students and his summaries help clarify the texts for students."--Stephen R. Dickerson, South Puget Sound Community College
"The clearest, most readable and philosophically most reliable translation of the Republic available."--Harvey Burstein, Queens College
"The clearest and most lucid translation of Plato's meaning in language that is both simple and colloquial and yet faithful to the philosophical complexity of Plato's ideas."--Harvey Burstein, Queens College
"Still one of the best!"--Katherine King, University of California, Los Angeles
"Without question the best available edition...for the beginning student. Cornford's translation and arrangement are unsurpassed."--Phillip B. Greene, Oxnard College --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Long regarded as the most accurate rendering of Plato's Republic that has yet been published, this widely acclaimed work is the first strictly literal translation of a timeless classic. This second edition includes a new introduction by Professor Bloom, whose careful translation and interpretation of The Republic was first published in 1968. In addition to the correct text itself there is also a rich and valuable essay--as well as indexes and a glossary of terms--which will better enable the reader to approach the heart of Plato's intention.
About the Author
Allan David Bloom was born on September 14, 1930 in Indianapolis. He was educated in Indianapolis public schools until the age of sixteen when his family moved to Chicago. He then enrolled in the University of Chicago where he earned his B.A. degree in 1949, his M.A. degree in 1953, and his Ph.D. from the Committee on Social Thought in 1955. He also studied and taught abroad in Paris from 1953 – 1955 and in Heidelberg in 1957. He taught at the Universities of Chicago, Yale, Cornell, and the University of Toronto. After returning from Toronto he went back to Chicago where he remained his death