Read it for Philosophy, reading it again when classes are over  The Republic by Plato - The Republic is Plato's most famous work and one of the seminal texts of Western philosophy and politics. The characters in this Socratic dialogue - including Socrates himself - discuss whether the just or unjust man is happier. (Bilbary Town Library: Good for Readers, Good for Libraries)

The Republic by Plato - The Republic is Plato's most famous work and one of the seminal texts of Western philosophy and politics. The characters in this Socratic dialogue - including Socrates himself - discuss whether the just or unjust man is happier.

Plato's Allegory of the Cave narrated by Orson Welles.  I saw this film in elementary school and was completely fascinated by it!

PLATO - Allegory of the Cave (animated). This story is from Plato's most famous book, The Republic.

100 Must Reads - while this list was composed for men (manly, thinking men, it seems), it is an excellent list.  A list all thinking *people* should conquer.

100 Must Read Books: The Man's Essential Library

Here is a list of The Essential Man's Library: 100 Must-Read Books.

Surprise Mixed Lot of 25 Fiction Books - Paperback & Hardcover - Good Condition+

Plato's Republic.  A classic and an essential book for Western Civilization

Plato's Academy, Mosaic from Villa of T. Siminius Stephanus, Pompeii (photo courtesy of Branislav Slantchev)

"Musical Training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the secret places of the soul." ~Plato from "The Republic"  (Greek: Πολιτεία, Politeia)  a Socratic dialogue written by Plato around 380 BC concerning the definition of justice and the order and character of the just city-state and the just man.

Plato described in his Republic the need for the elite to maintain certain myths, which he called "noble lies" (gennaion pseudos) in order to protect social harmony. These could include, for example, religion.

My Little Republic: Plato is Magic

My Little Republic: Plato is Magic - Overthinking It

After Plato's "The Symposium" and "The Apology," this shouldn't be too much of a challenge :)

Join us for a meeting of our non-fiction book club Stranger Than Fiction. We will meet at the Legends Panera Wednesday, Feb. at for a discussion of the book The Republic by Plato.

Yes! TED-Ed Produces A Video On Plato’s Allegory Of The Cave | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave “Twenty four hundred years ago, Plato, one of history’s most famous thinkers, said life is like being chained up in a cave forced to watch shadows flitting across a stone.

This @CourseHero infographic on The Republic is both visually stunning and informative!

This @CourseHero infographic on The Republic is both visually stunning and informative!

Republic / Edition 1 - Plato

Republic / Edition 1 - Plato

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