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Being of the Beautiful: Plato's Theaetetus, Sophist and Statesman (Back in Print)

by Plato University of Chicago Press
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Pbk 592 pages
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The Being of the Beautiful collects Plato’s three dialogues, the Theaetetus, Sophist, and Statesmen, in which Socrates formulates his conception of philosophy while preparing for trial. Renowned classicist Seth Benardete’s careful translations clearly illuminate the dramatic and philosophical unity of these dialogues and highlight Plato’s subtle interplay of language and structure. Extensive notes and commentaries, furthermore, underscore the trilogy’s motifs and relationships.

“The translations are masterpieces of literalness. . . . They are honest, accurate, and give the reader a wonderful sense of the Greek.”—Drew A. Hyland, Review of Metaphysic
Seth Benardete (1930-2001) was professor of classics at New York University. He is the author of ''Plato's Laws: The Discovery of Being,'' and hetranslated Aeschylus' ''The Persians ''and ''The Suppliant Maidens,'' all published by the University of Chicago Press.