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THE REPUBLIC OF PLATO



THE

REPUBLIC OF PLATO

TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH,

WITH AN ANALYSIS, AND NOTES,

BY

JOHN LLEWELYN DAVIES, M.A.

AND

DAVID JAMES VAUGHAN, M.A.

I-ATE FELLOWS OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.



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MACMILLAN AND CO. Limited

NEW YORK; THF. MACMILLAN COMPANY
1907

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First printed {Crown %vo.) 1852. Second Edition [Demy ^vo.)
1858. Third Edition Golden Treasury Series 1866. Re-



printed 186^


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INTRODUCTORY NOTICE.



The Dialogue commonly called the Rcpitblic is the ac-
knowledged masterpiece of the large collecflion of similar
compositions which have come down to us as the works
of Plato. These works have made the name of Plato
one of the most familiar names in history. But we
know little about Plato himself; astonishingly little, com-
pared with what we might have expecfled to know.
When we consider that he lived in a peculiarly historical
period, concerning the events and personages of which
we have an unusual amount of information ; that he
had an illustrious reputation during his lifetime, which
was prolonged to an advanced old age; and that his
Avritings were very numerous, and have reached us in
so pcrfe



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