Republic Plato 588a-589b (NHC VI, 5)

REPUBLIC 588A-589B (NHC VI, 5)

A fractured and Gnosticizing Coptic translation of Socrates’ parable on the human soul in Book 9 of Plato’s Republic, a text quite popular in philosophical and religious circles. The translation was evidently produced in a setting, probably in early Egypt.