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Trials of Socrates Six Classic Texts

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ISBN-10: 0872205894

ISBN-13: 9780872205895

Edition: 2002

Authors: C. D. C. Reeve, Plat�, Aristophanes, Xenophon, James A. Doyle

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This unique and expertly annotated collection of the classic accounts of Socrates left by Plato, Aristophanes, and Xenophon features new translations of Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and the death scene from Phaedo by C. D. C. Reeve, Peter Meineck's translation of Clouds, and James Doyle's translation of Apology of Socrates.
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

C. D. C. Reeve is Delta Kappa Epsilon Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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…    

Xenophon's life and personality is better known to us, perhaps, than that of any other Greek who lived before Alexander the Great. Much of his considerable output of historical writing and essays is frankly or implicitly autobiographical. He reveals himself as one of those many Athenians and other Greeks who turned to autocratic political models, including admiration of Persia, after the excesses of the Athenian democracy led to disaster in the Peloponnesian War. He also reveals himself as much more than a literary man and a critic of his times. A gentleman adventurer and something of a professional soldier, he followed in turn the philosopher Socrates, the Persian prince Cyrus the Younger,…    

Acknowledgments
Note to the Reader
Introduction
Plato
Introduction
Euthyphro
The Apology of Socrates
Crito
Phaedo Death Scene (115b1-118a17)
Aristophanes
Introduction
Cast of Characters: Clouds
Clouds
Xenophon
Introduction
Socrates' Defense to the Jury
Further Reading