The Last Days of Socrates

The Last Days of Socrates

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by Plato, Hugh Tredennick, Harold Tarrant
     
 

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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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140449280
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/15/2003
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
73,776
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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Last Days of Socrates 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Manirul More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting points! Boy, does Socrates like to talk! :)
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