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The Last Days of Socrates (Penguin Classics)

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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.

Synopsis:

The trial and condemnation of Socrates for heresy and corrupting young minds is a defining moment in the history of Classical Athens. In tracing these events through four dialogues, Plato also developed his own philosophy, based on Socrates' manifesto for a life guided by self-responsibilty.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

About 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.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140449280
Editor:
Tarrant, Harold
Translator:
Tarrant, Harold
Translator:
Tredennick, Hugh
Editor:
Tarrant, Harold
Author:
Tarrant, Harold
Author:
Plato
Author:
Tredennick, Hugh
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
Philosophy, ancient
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
New ed. /
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
no. 5.
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.56x5.42x.74 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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