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Plato's Apology of Socrates A Commentary

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ISBN-10: 0806140259

ISBN-13: 9780806140254

Edition: 2010

Authors: Paul Allen Miller, Charles Platter, Plat�

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A student-friendly edition of a timeless classic
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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 1/22/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968

Plato was born c. 427 B.C. in Athens, Greece, to an aristocratic family very much involved in political government. Pericles, famous ruler of Athens during its golden age, was Plato's step-father. Plato was well educated and studied under Socrates, with whom he developed a close friendship. When Socrates was publically executed in 399 B.C., Plato finally distanced himself from a career in Athenian politics, instead becoming one of the greatest philosophers of Western civilization. Plato extended Socrates's inquiries to his students, one of the most famous being Aristotle. Plato's The Republic is an enduring work, discussing justice, the importance of education, and the qualities needed for…