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All selections come from: Pastmasters – www.lib.utk.edu Edith Hamilton and Huntington Cairns Edition Plato: HMCR Title Page p iii THE COLLECTED DIALOGUES OF PLATO INCLUDING THE LETTERS Edited by EDITH HAMILTON and HUNTINGTON CAIRNS With Introduction and Prefatory Notes BOLLINGEN SERIES LXXI PANTHEON BOOKS INTRODUCTION, PREFATORY NOTES, AND INDEX COPYRIGHT © 1961 by Bollingen Foundation Euthydemus COPYRIGHT © 1961 by John Clive Graves Rouse Ion COPYRIGHT © 1938 by Lane Cooper Published by BOLLINGEN FOUNDATION, New York, N.Y . Distributed by PANTHEON BOOKS, a Division of RANDOM HOUSE, INC., New York, N.Y . THIS IS THE SEVENTY-FIRST IN A SERIES OF BOOKS SPONSORED BY
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BOLLINGEN FOUNDATION Second printing, with corrections, March 1963 Library of Congress Catalogue Card No. 61-11758 Manufactured in the United States of America DESIGNED BY ANDOR BRAUN Translators Lane Cooper F.M. Cornford W.K.C. Guthrie R. Hackforth Michael Joyce Benjamin Jowett L.A. Post W.H.D. Rouse Paul Shorey J.B. Skemp A.E. Taylor Hugh Tredennick W.D. Woodhead J. Wright THE REPUBLIC BOOK VII ( †J )BOOK VII Next, said I, compare our nature in respect of education and its lack to such an experience as this. Picture men dwelling in a sort of subterranean cavern with a long entrance open to the light on its entire width. Conceive them as having their legs and necks fettered from childhood, so that they remain in the same spot, able to look forward only, and prevented by the fetters from turning their heads. Picture further the light from a fire burning higher up and at a distance behind them, and between the fire and the prisoners and above them a road along which a low wall has been built, as the exhibitors of puppet shows have partitions before the men themselves, above which they show the puppets. Plato: HMCR Republic Bk 7 (514b-514b) p 747 ( †J ) All that I see, he said. Plato: HMCR Republic Bk 7 (514b-515a) p 747 ( †J ) See also, then, men carrying past the wall implements of all kinds that rise above the wall, and human images and shapes of animals as well, wrought in stone and wood and every material, some of these bearers presumably speaking and others silent. Plato: HMCR Republic Bk 7 (515a-515a) p 747 ( †J ) A strange image you speak of, he said, and strange prisoners. Plato: HMCR Republic Bk 7 (515a-515b) p 747 ( †J ) Like to us, I said. For, to begin with, tell me do you think that these men would have seen anything of themselves or of one another except the shadows cast from the fire on the wall of the cave that fronted them?
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Plato: HMCR Republic Bk 7 (515b-515b) p 747 ( †J ) How could they, he said, if they were compelled to hold their heads unmoved through life? Plato: HMCR Republic Bk 7 (515b-515b) p 747
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