Saturday, February 9, 2008

The Republic by Plato - 50 Greatest Books

The Greatest Book for this week is The Republic by Plato.

Cambridge University philosopher Simon Blackburn is author of Plato's Republic: A Biography.

Another classic I haven't read. Mostly because the language is too difficult for me to read. If I cant read smoothly, then I dont remember what I read. Although I have read parts of these Plato books - Critias and Timaeus for the Atlantis stories.

Actually Herodotus reads more smoothly than Plato - but then I am interested in geography - so maybe the subject matter needs to be interesting for me to want to read. I'd be willing to bet that Herodotus's Histories shows up on this list sometime during the year.

Next week Don Quixote

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