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PA4280 .O4 M8X 1513 [Apanta ta toy Platonos (romanized form)] Omnia Platonis opera.
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Plato. Uniform title: [Omnia Platonis opera.] [Apanta ta toy Platonos (romanized form)] Omnia Platonis opera. [Colophon: Venetiis, in aedib. Aldi, et Andreae Soceri, 1513] Edited, with a poem in praise of Plato and Pope Leo X by Marcus Musurus. With a dedicatory letter to Pope Leo X by Aldus Manutius. Bookplate of Baron Landau.

This edition is based on very fine old manuscripts, including those found by J. Lascaris on a mission to Mount Athos financed by Lorenzo de Medici. A major Latin edition of Plato appeared in 1484 translated by Marsilio Ficino. This edition by the great scholar-printed Aldus is the first Greek printed edition.

Plato, 428?-347? BC, was a pupil and friend of Socrates, from whom he inherited the methods of induction and definition. These Plato joined in his "dialectic", the system of logical thinking which was to him the basis of philosophical inquiry. The central part of Plato's wide-ranging work is the theory of eternal and unchangeable "ideas" which are the "arch-types" of all objects. Aristotle systematically coordinated Plato's ideas.



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