The Last Days of Socrates

The Last Days of Socrates


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Introduction by:
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Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140455496
  • 256 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

A new translation of Plato’s four-part dialogue that eulogizes the genius of his mentor Socrates.

Plato’s account of Socrates’ trial and death in 399 BC represents a significant moment in Western literature as well as a watershed in the life of ancient Athens. In these four dialogues, Plato develops the Socratic belief in responsibility for one’s self and shows Socrates- condemned to suicide by his fellow Athenians-living and dying under his own philosophy. In Euthyphro, Socrates debates goodness outside the courthouse; Apology sees him in court, rebutting all charges of impiety; in Crito, he refuses an entreaty to escape from prison; and in Phaedo, Socrates faces his impending death with calmness and a skillful discussion of immortality.

The Last Days of Socrates

The Last Days of Socrates

Plato, Translator: Christopher Rowe, Introduction by: Christopher Rowe, Notes by: Christopher Rowe

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