Plato: The Critias
Plato: Philebus

Plato: The Statesman

The Statesman or Politicus is a late Platonic dialogue, a sequel to The Sophist, addressing similar themes. The discussion seeks to identify the kind of knowledge proper to the true statesman, distinguishing it from the knowledge of appearances that characterizes the sophist.

Free online and downloadable texts

Gutenberg: The Statesman, translated by Benjamin Jowett, multiple formats.

Perseus: The Statesman. Greek text (Burnet ed., 1903). English translation (Fowler, 1921). Online texts.

University of Adelaide (Internet Archive): The Statesman. EPUB, HTML and MOBI formats.

Wikisource: The Statesman, translated by Benjamin Jowett. Online text.

Other resources

Librivox: The Statesman - public domain audiobook.

PhilPapers: Plato - Politicus - bibliography with open access option.

Wikipedia: The Statesman.

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Ancient Greek resources: Learn to read Greek classics in the original.

Plato: The Sophist

Bloom's Western Canon: Plato's Dialogues are listed.


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