Plato: Phaedrus by PlatoPlato: Phaedrus by Plato

Plato: Phaedrus

byPlatoEditorR. Hackforth

Paperback | May 31, 1972

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The dialogue begins with a playful discussion of erotic passion, then extends the theme to consider the nature of inspiration, love and knowledge. The centerpiece is the myth of the charioteer - the famous and moving account of the vision, fall and incarnation of the soul. Professor Hackforth here translates the dialogue for the student and general reader. There is a running commentary on the course of the argument and the meaning of the key Greek terms, and a full intoduction to explain the philosophical background and the place of this work among Plato's writings.
Plato was born c. 427 B.C. in Athens, Greece, to an aristocratic family very much involved in political government. Pericles, famous ruler of Athens during its golden age, was Plato's step-father. Plato was well educated and studied under Socrates, with whom he developed a close friendship. When Socrates was publically executed in 399 ...
Title:Plato: PhaedrusFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 8.03 × 6.26 × 0.43 inPublished:May 31, 1972Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521097037

ISBN - 13:9780521097031