Percy Shelley's translation of Plato's Ion

Shelley's translation of Plato's Ion was first published in 1840 by Mary Shelley in Essays, Letters from Abroad, Translations and Fragments. Shelley probably began his translation in late 1819 but did not end until sometime in 1821, even then leaving it in what Mary Shelley described as “imperfect” condition.

An intermediate draft for Ion 530a1-535c3 can be accessed below in the linear sequence of the translation itself, or in the physical page order of the notebook in which it appears: Bodleian Manuscripts Shelley e.1.