The Republic of Plato


Edited and translated by Allan Bloom

Read by Adam Verner

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The definitive translation of Plato's Republic, the most influential text in the history of Western philosophy

Long regarded as the most accurate rendering of Plato's Republic that has yet been published, this widely acclaimed translation by Allan Bloom was the first to take a strictly literal approach. In addition to the annotated text, there is also a rich and valuable essay — as well as indices — which will enable readers to better understand the heart of Plato's intention.


  • "The best available English translation....It compels intelligent readers to come to grips with what Plato actually wrote."
    American Political Science Review

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Jul 5, 2022
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