Full modern speckled calf, ruled in blind. Red morocco spine label. Spine lettered in gilt. All edges speckled. Repair to inner bottom corner of title-page, minimal loss of text. Bottom outer blank corner missing from leaf F and I2. A very good, complete copy.
"[Plato], A Greek philosopher and prose writer. Born at Athens of a noble family, Plato aspired to political activity. Dismayed at the inequities of the Athenian tyranny, and later at the execution of his teacher Socrates under the democracy, he turned towards philosophy in search of an alternative to the unstable and unjust public life of the time. He also sought unity behind the changing impressions of the visible universe....All Plato's writing, except for The Apology and the Letters, is in dialogue form...The Apology records Socrates' defense at his trial. These dialogues are philosophically inconclusive, but are considered best to represent the historical Socrates." (Benét's Reader's Encyclopedia810).
"Phaedo, a dialogue by Plato. In it, Phaedo, a disciple of Socrates, describes the last hour of his teacher's life. Socrates and his friends discuss the possibility of the immortality of the soul. The doctrine of ideas and the theory of reminiscence are the most important arguments" (Benét's Reader's Encyclopedia 797).
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