Penguin Classics: Timaeus and Critias

Penguin Classics: Timaeus and Critias by Plato
By: Plato
QTY
-+
$24.99
 
 


ISBN
9780140455045
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
192
 

Only available to order
Estimated 10 - 14 business days until dispatch

Other Titles by Plato

Description
Information
The Timaeus-Critias is a Platonic treatise in two parts. A response to an account of an ideal state told by Socrates, it begins with Timaeus' theoretical exposition of the cosmos and his story describing the creation of the universe, from its very beginning to the coming into being of man. Timaeus introduces the idea of a creator God and expounds the structure and composition of the physical world. The Critias, the second part of Plato's work, comprises an account of the rise and fall of Atlantis, an ancient, mighty and prosperous empire ruled by the descendents of Poseidon, which ultimately sank into the sea. A key Platonic text, the Timaeus-Critias formed a central basis to Western thought and influenced subsequent philosophical doctrine.

In his introduction, Thomas Johansen discusses how the Timaeus-Critias relates to Plato's work and ancient thought, and explores the main themes of the dialogue. This edition includes explanatory illustrations, a summary of Timeaus' contents and notes on the text.

Translated and annotated by Desmond Lee
Translation revised and further annotated with an introduction by Thomas Kjeller Johansen
ISBN:
9780140455045
Publication Date:
03 / 11 / 2008
Pages:
192

You might also like