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Plato"s Republic.

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Published by Hackett Pub. Co. in Indianapolis .
Written in English


  • Political science -- Early works to 1800.,
  • Utopias.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. x-xi.

Other titlesRepublic.
StatementTranslated by G. M. A. Grube.
ContributionsPlato., Grube, G. M. A.
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 276 p. ;
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17880003M
ISBN 100915144034

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