Symposium of Plato: SYMPOSIUM OF PLATO -OS

byPlatoTranslated byTom GriffithIllustratorPeter Forster

May 24, 1993|
Symposium of Plato: SYMPOSIUM OF PLATO -OS by Plato
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A superb example of the bookmaker''s and translator''s art, this new edition of Plato''s Symposium exhibits aesthetic, literary, and intellectual excellences rarely found together in a single volume.

Tom Griffith''s translation of this foundation work of Western culture is unsurpassed for the balance it achieves between readability and fidelity to Plato''s Greek. For felicity of phrasing, freshness, care to match the sense of the Greek rather than its wording, and for its idiomatic rendering of the spoken word, it has no peer.

Originally published in a limited edition with facing Greek and color wood engravings, Griffith''s translation is here presented in reduced format that retains the aesthetic quality of the original version at an affordable price.
One of three classicist sons of a classicist father, Tom Griffith has recently turned from teaching to publishing and bookmaking-and translation.
Title:Symposium of Plato: SYMPOSIUM OF PLATO -OSFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:144 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.4 inShipping dimensions:144 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.4 inPublished:May 24, 1993Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520066952

ISBN - 13:9780520066953

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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