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The Republic by Plato

The Republic is a Socratic dialogue, written by Plato around 380 BC, concerning the definition of justice, the order and character of the just city-state and the just man - for this reason, ancient readers used the name On Justice as an alternative title (not to be confused with the spurious dialogue also titled On Justice). The dramatic date of the dialogue has been much debated and though it might have taken place some time during the Peloponnesian War, "there would be jarring anachronisms if any of the candidate specific dates between 432 and 404 were assigned". It is Plato's best-known work and has proven to be one of the most intellectually and historically influential works of philosophy and political theory. In it, Socrates along with various Athenians and foreigners discuss the meaning of justice and examine whether or not the just man is happier than the unjust man by considering a series of different cities coming into existence "in speech", culminating in a city called Kallipolis, which is ruled by philosopher-kings; and by examining the nature of existing regimes. The participants also discuss the theory of forms, the immortality of the soul, and the roles of the philosopher and of poetry in society. (from wikipedia.org)

Book I, Part 1 of 2 Book VI, Part 1 of 2
Book I, Part 2 of 2 Book VI, Part 2 of 2
Book II, Part 1 of 2 Book VII, Part 1 of 2
Book II, Part 2 of 2 Book VII, Part 2 of 2
Book III, Part 1 of 2 Book VIII, Part 1 of 2
Book III, Part 2 of 2 Book VIII, Part 2 of 2
Book IV, Part 1 of 2 Book IX, Part 1 of 2
Book IV, Part 2 of 2 Book IX, Part 2 of 2
Book V, Part 1 of 3 Book X, Part 1 of 2
Book V, Part 2 of 3 Book X, Part 2 of 2
Book V, Part 3 of 3

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The Republic: Plato (Vol. I: Book I-V)
Author: Plato; Paul Shorey, 1857-1934. Publisher: London : Heinemann. Language: English. Book Contributor: Robarts - University of Toronto.
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Author: Richard Lewis Nettleship, 1846-1892; G. R Benson, 1864-1945. Publisher: London ; New York : Macmillan and Co.. Book Contributor: Getty Research Institute.

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