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5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting new translation!!!, 15 Nov 2005
This review is from: Protagoras and Meno (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
Forget the dull versions of Plato! This new translation brings to life this world classic in an entertaining and highly understandable way. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to enjoy reading these dialogues. To the translator: Kudos! (However he would translate that into ancient Greek!)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Socrates gets a bit annoying a times, 13 Dec 2012
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This review is from: Protagoras and Meno (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
One of the classics of philosophy, very well translated. Accesible and easy to follow, it also gives small interesting flashes of what live must have been in ancient greece. Facinating to read, only weak spot would have to be that Socrates at times get so annoying that you want to give him a slap. Serves it purpose though, and this book is recommeded by this reviewer, especially considering how much wisdom and eloquense is packed into so few pages.
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4.0 out of 5 stars interesting modern translation, 4 Mar 2012
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This review is from: Protagoras and Meno (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
The Meno and Protagoras are two of Plato's better known works and a standard component of many undergraduate courses which touch on philosophy. These are relaxed modern translations - they are easy to read and the philosophical concepts are generally easy to identify from them. The supporting essay is a bit light, but if you want analysis there are plenty of other versions. I did occasionally feel that the translation was a bit too colloquial - I'm not suggesting Plato can only be approach by formal language, but I guess most people reading these will be students and this translation does not always match lectuers expectations (mind you it does not claim to). But, if you just want a good easy way to read Plato this is perfect.
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