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    The Last Days of Socrates (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Plato, Introduction by Harold Tarrant, Translated by Christopher Rowe

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    Description'Consider just this, and give your minds to this alone: whether or not what I say is just'. Plato's account of Socrates' trial and death (399 BC) is a significant moment in Classical literature and the life of Classical Athens. In these four dialogues, Plato develops the Socratic belief in responsibility for one's self and shows Socrates living and dying under his philosophy. In "Euthyphro", Socrates debates goodness outside the courthouse; "Apology" sees him in court, rebutting all charges of impiety; in "Crito", he refuses an entreaty to escape from prison; and in "Phaedo", Socrates faces his impending death with calmness and skillful discussion of immortality. Christopher Rowe's introduction to his powerful new translation examines the book's themes of identity and confrontation, and explores how its content is less historical fact than a promotion of Plato's Socratic philosophy.


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    Title
    The Last Days of Socrates
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Plato, Introduction by Harold Tarrant, Translated by Christopher Rowe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140455496
    ISBN 10: 0140455493
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 184
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    DC22: 183.2
    Abridged Dewey: 184
    B&T Approval Code: A10201520
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    BIC subject category V2: DB
    LC classification: B358 .R69 2010
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, DB
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    25 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Plato (c. 427-347 b.c.) founded the Academy in Athens, the prototype of all Western universities, and wrote more than twenty philosophical dialogues. Christopher Rowe is professor of Greek at the University of Durham.