By George Grote
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:2010
Online Publication Date:September 2011
Original Publication Year:1865
Subjects: Ancient Philosophy
Best known for his influential History of Greece, the historian and politician George Grote (1794–1871) wrote this account of Plato's dialogues as a philosophical supplement to the History. First published in 1865, Grote's account of Plato's works includes substantial footnotes and marginalia. This third volume contains discussion of Menexenus, Kleitophon, Timaeus and Kritias, as well as extensive coverage of the Republic and the Laws. It also contains the index to all three volumes, originally issued separately. Grote includes apocryphal works, as he relied on the order and classification of Plato's works specified by the ancient Greek scholar Thrasyllus of Mendes. With three volumes each running to over six hundred pages, Grote's scholarship is formidably comprehensive. The publication of Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates confirmed him as one of the greatest authorities on Plato in the nineteenth century.