Review of Plato, 'The Laws', edited by Malcolm Schofield, translated by Tom Griffith, Cambridge University Press, 2016
Ancient Philosophy 38.2 (Fall 2018): 455–460
10 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2018 Last revised: 13 Feb 2019
Date Written: June 16, 2018
For students and the general reader, this is the best English translation of the entire 'Laws' available. I give several examples of important lines that are translated well in this edition, but I take issue with the translation of some other lines and with part of Schofield's introduction on grounds that these parts do not reveal Plato's political and cosmic holism as clearly as they could have.
Keywords: Plato, Ancient Greek Political Philosophy, Holism, Ancient Greek Religion
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