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Plato's Atlantis StoryText, Translation and Commentary$
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Christopher Gill

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781786940162

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781786940162.001.0001

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Timaeus 17a–27b

Timaeus 17a–27b

Chapter:
(p.89) Timaeus 17a–27b
Source:
Plato's Atlantis Story
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Christopher Gill

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781786940162.003.0005

Plato begins the Timaeus by marking a connection with the theory of the Republic, but also indicating that this theory will be treated selectively. He makes Socrates summarize the ‘ideal state’ of Republic Books II to V, of which the basic institution was that of a guardian class in charge of government and defence, and living as a cohesive group without private property or family life. Socrates includes reference to the elementary education of the guardian class (...

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