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The Republic: The Introduction


Plato’s Republic is, in short, a work of conversations based on the Socratic Dialogue.

 Socrates, an Athenian philosopher, conducted many conversations and discussions in Athens up to his trial and execution for ‘corrupting the youth’  in 399 B.C. One of his students, Plato, later wrote this work and used Socrates as the central protagonist in a philosophy concerning Justice, The State, the rulers, philosophers, education and the role of women in society.


What is the ‘Socratic Dialogue’?


Why is Plato’s Republic so important?













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