c. 375 BCE
Republic of Plato
trans. Allan Bloom, 3rd ed.
The definitive translation of Plato’s Republic, the most influential text in the history of Western philosophy
Long regarded as the most accurate rendering of Plato’s Republic that has yet been published, this widely acclaimed translation by Allan Bloom was the first to take a strictly literal approach. In addition to the annotated text, there is also a rich and valuable essay — as well as indices — which will enable readers to better understand the heart of Plato’s intention.
This edition includes an introduction by renowned critic Adam Kirsch, setting the work in its intellectual context for a new generation of students and readers.