The Resource Plato and Dionysius; : a double biography,, tr. by Joel Ames; from the German

Plato and Dionysius; : a double biography,, tr. by Joel Ames; from the German

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Plato and Dionysius; : a double biography,
Title
Plato and Dionysius;
Title remainder
a double biography,
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tr. by Joel Ames; from the German
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Students of government and history- and many other readers with an interest in books off the beaten track, will find this lively discussion of the three attempts made by Plato to put theory into practice a fascinating study. The author has brought history to life, creating living beings rather than dry dust, and making the period live again. This practical side of the idealist, Plato, is not well known. He despised tyranny, as brute force, but yearned toward the tyranny of a good and just man, who would austerely dominate his people toward the end of the Perfect State, with lasting peace as a goal. During 25 years three attempts were made, in Syracuse, a tyrant-held city, each coming closer to success. Plato's theory that the Perfect State demanded a king guided by a philosopher proved impractical, when after two failures, the loyal Platonist, Dion, seized the government, only to find that the teachings of Plato covered the ends to be achieved, while ignoring the means to reach them.
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Biography type
collective biography
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1894-1971
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Marcuse, Ludwig
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no index present
LC call number
B393
LC item number
.M35
Literary form
non fiction
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1887-1963
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Follett, Wilson
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  • Plato
  • Dionysius
  • Dionysius
  • Dionysius
  • Dionysius
  • Plato
Summary expansion
Kirkus Review, Aug. 21st, 1947
Label
Plato and Dionysius; : a double biography,, tr. by Joel Ames; from the German
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
xix, 243 pages
Lccn
47030610
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)531870
Label
Plato and Dionysius; : a double biography,, tr. by Joel Ames; from the German
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
xix, 243 pages
Lccn
47030610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)531870

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