Commentary

[in chronological order]

Major Works

  • Introduction to Plato’s Political Theory – Recommended translation: Plato: "Protagoras" and "Meno,"  trans. Robert C. Bartlett (Cornell, 2004).
  • Symposium – Recommended translations:
    • Plato's Symposium: A Translation with Commentaries by Allan Bloom and Seth Benardete, trans. Seth Benardete (University of Chicago Press, 1993, 2001).
    • "Symposium," trans. A. Nehamas and P. Woodruff in Plato: Complete Works, ed. J. M. Cooper (Hackett, 1997).
  • Parmenides – Recommended translations:
    • Plato's Parmenides, trans. Samuel Scolnicov (Berkeley, 2003).
    • Plato's Parmenides,  trans. Albert Keith Whitaker (Focus, 1996).
    • "Parmenides," trans. M. L. Gill and Paul Ryan in Plato: Complete Works, ed. J. M. Cooper (Hackett, 1997).
  • Statesman – Recommended translation: "Statesman" in The Being of the Beautiful: Plato's Theaetetus, Sophist, and Statesman,  trans. Seth Benardete (University of Chicago Press: 1984).
  • Sophist – Recommended translation: "Sophist" in The Being of the Beautiful: Plato's Theaetetus, Sophist, and Statesman,  trans. Seth Benardete (University of Chicago Press: 1984).
  • Theaetetus – Recommended translation: "Theaetetus" in The Being of the Beautiful: Plato's Theaetetus, Sophist, and Statesman,  trans. Seth Benardete (University of Chicago Press: 1984).
  • Phaedo – Recommended translations: Phaedo, trans. G. M. A. Grube (Hackett: 1977) Phaedo, trans. E. Brann (Focus, 1998)
  • Republic – Recommended translations:
    • The Republic of Plato,  trans. Allan Bloom (Basic Books, 1968).
    • Plato: The Republic, trans. Tom Griffith, ed. G. R. F. Ferrari (Cambridge, 2000).
  • Timaeus – Recommended translation: Timaeus, trans. Peter Kalkavage (Focus, 2001).
  • Laws – Recommended translation: The Laws of Plato, trans. Thomas L. Pangle (Basic, 1980; University of Chicago Press, 1988).

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Other Works

  • Letters – Suggested translation: "Letters," Plato in Twelve Volumes, vol. 7, trans. R. G. Bury, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1966.
  • Epinomis – Recommended translation: "Epinomis," trans. W. R. M. Lamb in Plato in Twelve Volumes, vol. 9, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1925. 
  • Philebus – Recommended translations:
    • The Tragedy and Comedy of Life: Plato's Philebus, trans. Seth Benardete (University of Chicago Press: 1991).
    • "Philebus," trans. D. Frede in Plato: Complete Works, ed. J. M. Cooper (Hackett, 1997).
     
  • Phaedrus – Recommended translations:
    • The Rhetoric of Morality and Philosophy: Plato's Gorgias and Phaedrus, trans. Seth Benardete (University of Chicago Press, 1991, 2009).
    • "Phaedrus," trans. M. Nichols, A. Nehamas, and P. Woodruff in Plato: Complete Works, ed. J. M. Cooper (Hackett, 1997).
     
  • Rival Lovers – Recommended translation:
    • "Rival Lovers," trans. J. Leake in The Roots of Political Philosophy, ed. Thomas L. Pangle (Cornell, 1987).
  • Protagoras – Recommended translations:
    • Plato: "Protagoras" and "Meno", trans. Robert C. Bartlett (Cornell, 2004).
    • "Protagoras," trans. S. Lombardo and K. Bell in Plato: Complete Works, ed. J. M. Cooper (Hackett, 1997).
  • Theages – Recommended translations:
    • "Theages," trans. T. Pangle in The Roots of Political Philosophy, ed. Thomas L. Pangle (Cornell, 1987).
    • "Theages," trans. N. Smith in Plato: Complete Works, ed. J. M. Cooper (Hackett, 1997).
  • Charmides – Recommended Translations: "Charmides," trans. R. K. Sprague in Plato: Complete Works, ed. J. M. Cooper (Hackett, 1997). "Charmides," trans. Thomas and Grace West in Plato: Charmides. (Hackett, 1986).
  • Hipparchus – Recommended translations:
    • "Hipparchus," trans. Steven Forde in The Roots of Political Philosophy, ed. Thomas L. Pangle (Cornell, 1987).
    • "Hipparchus," trans. N. Smith in Plato: Complete Works, ed. J. M. Cooper (Hackett, 1997).
  • Cratylus – Recommended translation: "Cratylus," trans. C. D. C. Reeve in Plato: Complete Works, ed. J. M. Cooper (Hackett, 1997).