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The Trial and Death of Socrates
     

The Trial and Death of Socrates

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by Plato
 

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The trial of Socrates refers to the trial and the subsequent execution of the Athenian philosopher Socrates in 399 BC. Socrates was tried and convicted by the courts of democratic Athens on a charge of corrupting the youth and disbelieving in the ancestral gods. The trial was described by two of Socrates' contemporaries, Plato and Xenophon, and is one of the most

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The trial of Socrates refers to the trial and the subsequent execution of the Athenian philosopher Socrates in 399 BC. Socrates was tried and convicted by the courts of democratic Athens on a charge of corrupting the youth and disbelieving in the ancestral gods. The trial was described by two of Socrates' contemporaries, Plato and Xenophon, and is one of the most famous trials of all time.

The trial, last days, and death of Socrates are presented in this volume through four works of Plato. These works are the Euthyphro, Apology (i.e. Defense Speech), Crito and Phaedo (Socrates' Death scene)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780460014571
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
01/26/1977
Product dimensions:
20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

Meet the Author

Plato (428/427 BC-348/347 BC), was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science. Plato was originally a student of Socrates, and was as much influenced by his thinking as by his apparently unjust execution. Plato's sophistication as a writer is evident in his Socratic dialogues; thirty-six dialogues and thirteen letters have been ascribed to him. Plato's writings have been published in several fashions; this has led to several conventions regarding the naming and referencing of Plato's texts. Plato's dialogues have been used to teach a range of subjects, including philosophy, logic, rhetoric and mathematics.

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The Trial and Death of Socrates (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
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The manuscript was run off on a copy machine. Words are small and blurry. You cannot enlarge the print because of the manner in which they copied it. Do not bother downlaoding this version. Try another.
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I read this book for school and am really glad that i did. I learned a lot from it and really enjoyed it. I would suggest anyone read it. It might be difficult to read and understand for kids younger than twelve and anyone younger than that probably would not enjoy it either. I found it very interesting though.