The Last Days of Socrates

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Overview

The trial and death of Socrates (469-399 BCE) have almost as central a place in Western consciousness as the trial and death of Jesus. In four superb dialogues, Plato provides the classic account.

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Overview

The trial and death of Socrates (469-399 BCE) have almost as central a place in Western consciousness as the trial and death of Jesus. In four superb dialogues, Plato provides the classic account.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140449280
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/15/2003
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 78,645
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Plato (c. 427–347 b.c.) founded the Academy in Athens, the prototype of all Western universities, and wrote more than twenty philosophical dialogues.

Hugh Tredennick was professor of classics at Royal Holloway College and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at London University.

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Table of Contents

The Last Days of Socrates Chronology
Preface
General Introduction
Further Reading
A Note on the Texts

Euthyphro—Holiness
Socrates in Confrontation

Apology—Justice and Duty (i)
Socrates Speaks at his Trial

Crito—Justice and Duty (ii)
Socrates in Prison

Phaedo—Wisdom and the Soul
Socrates about to Die

Postscript: The Theory of Ideas in the Phaedo

Notes
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2008

    Socratic Daze

    The LAST DAYS OF SOCRATES contains the dialogues Euythro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo. The Euythro is about Socrates talking to a pious man about either it is right or wrong to persecute the man's father. Apology is Socrates' famous defence speech when he is persecuted for impiety and corrupting the youths. Crito is about Socrates' friend Crito, trying to get Socrates to escaped from prison, but instead it ends up as a dialogue about duty. Phaedo is one of the most important dialogues of Plato, and tells about Socrates' death, and the belief of the immortality of the soul. All in all, Hugh Tredennick is an excellent translation where you read true Platonic grandeur.

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  • Posted July 7, 2014

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....! 

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Interesting points

    Very interesting points!
    Boy, does Socrates like to talk! :)

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