Plato's Republic is a political treatise that ...
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- The Republic (Politeia ; Latin: Res Publica  ) is a Socratic dialogue, written by Plato around 380 BC, concerning justice (δικαιοσύνη), the order and character of the just, city-state, and the just man.  It is Plato's best-known work, and has proven to be one of the world's most influential works of philosophy and political theory, both intellectually and historically.   In the book's dialogue, Socrates discusses the meaning of justice and whether or not the just man is happier than the unjust man with various Athenians and foreigners. They consider the natures of existing regimes and then propose a series of different, hypothetical cities in comparison. This culminates in the discussion of Kallipolis (Καλλίπολις), a hypothetical city-state ruled by a philosopher king. They also discuss the theory of forms, the immortality of the soul, and the role of the philosopher and that of poetry in society. The dialogues may have taken place during the Peloponnesian War. 
- ↑ Henri Estienne (ed.), Platonis opera quae extant omnia, Vol. 2, 1578, p. 327.
- ↑ Brickhouse, Thomas and Smith, Nicholas D. Plato (c. 427–347 BC), The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, University of Tennessee, cf. Dating Plato's Dialogues.
- ↑ National Public Radio (August 8, 2007). Plato's 'Republic' Still Influential, Author Says. Talk of the Nation.
- ↑ Plato: The Republic. Plato: His Philosophy and his life, allphilosophers.com
- ↑ In ancient times, the book was alternately titled On Justice (not to be confused with the spurious dialogue of the same name).
- ↑ Although "there would be jarring anachronisms if any of the candidate specific dates between 432 and 404 were assigned". Nails, Debra (2002), The People of Plato: A Prosopography of Plato and Other Socratics. Hackett Publishing. , p. 324
- The Republic.
- QUOTE: … "Well, then," I said, "tyranny is probably established out of no other regime than democracy, I suppose - the greatest and most savage slavery out of the extreme of freedom." ...