Selections from Plato
Published by: University of Oklahoma Press
Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
576 Pages | 5 x 7 | 3 line drawings
This classic text, which contains the complete Greek text of the Apology and of Crito with other selections, offers an introduction to Plato’s language as well as an introduction to Socrates as presented by Plato. These two goals determined Lewis Leaming Forman’s ample selection of passages from the writings of Plato.
Forman’s detailed and helpful notes enhance appreciation of how Greek prose—particularly Plato’s—produces its effects. They include helpful discussions of syntax, the uses of particles, the effects of word order, and rhetorical devices. Forman also includes an appendix with an additional set of notes containing information chiefly on various syntactic patterns in the Greek language. Particularly suitable for second-, third-, or fourth-year students of Greek, this volume is also a useful resource for the Platonic scholar.