Forget Shakespeare and the bible; if I were to be shipwrecked on a desert island and only had room to take one book with me, this would be it. Plato is, in my opinion, the world's greatest philosopher and not only does this book contain all his known works, but also all those attributed to him. The translations are very good - and, of course, that's what you're paying for. As much as I admire Benjamin Jowett, his translations can be a bit muddled. In addition, each work is prefaced with a short introduction and there are, as one would expect, footnotes.
If you are new to Plato, you might like to read this book in conjunction with the relevant chapters in either Bertrand Russell's 'History of Western Philosophy' (my favourite book about philosophy) or Peter Adamson's more recent 'Classical Philosophy: A History of Philosophy Without any Gaps, Volume 1'.
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