Answered By: Laura Marek
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017     Views: 419

We have several copies of The Republic.  Your instructions say that you can read a different version than the one edited by Parker, as long as you read from the beginning of Book VII to the end of the "Allegory".  Here is what the instructions say:
"Also, read Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave.” You can visit the KU Library to check out Republic, by Plato, edited by Philip Parker, pages 488–497 (or another edition of Plato’s Republic). If you choose to read Plato’s “Allegory” from an external source, please be aware that you must read from the beginning of Book VII to the concluding lines of the “Allegory”: “…but the turning round of a soul passing from a day which is little better than night to the true day of being, that is, the ascent from below, which we affirm to be true philosophy? Quite so.” Note: Sources may slightly vary in their wording."
So, try this search in the online library:  On the library welcome screen, click on Advanced Search



1.  In the top box, type: plato
2.  Change the box to the right to AU Author
3.  In the 2nd box down, type: republic
4.  Change the box to the right to TI Title
5.  Click the Search button
On the next screen, you should get 6 or 7 results. (only 3 are shown here)
Of those 6 results, all of them should work for you EXCEPT #4 which is Book XI only.
#1, 2, 3, and 5 should be the easiest to navigate.
Click on the plus sign next to Table of Contents for one of the books.
Then look for Book VII and click on it to be taken to that section of the book.
If you get a message saying that the book is in use, then try another one of the books.  
Or, you can try one of these links:

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