The Trial and Execution of Socrates

The Trial and Execution of Socrates : Sources and Controversies

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This is the first work to collect in one place all the ancient sources on Socrates' death as well as recent scholarly views. Outside of the Republic, the most widely read of Plato's dialogues are the three that cover the trial of Socrates: the Euthyphro, the Apology, and the Crito. This collection includes these three dialogues, the death scenes from the Phaedo, and all the other major ancient sources that shed light on Socrates' trial and execution. The editors have also included the best recent scholarship on this philosophically and historically momentous event.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 16mm | 421.84g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195119800
  • 9780195119800
  • 1,445,472

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This is a useful addition to the books on Socrates' trial and death, including new translations of the major sources which students will find helpful ... This is a worthwhile addition to the library, providing access to some less well-known material in a convenient form, and with suitable guidance can be used effectively by able students. The Journal of Classics Teaching The book is aimed squarely at undergraduates studying Socrates, whether from a historical or philosophical perspective, though it will be of use to anyone looking at the issues surrounding the trial of Socrates, and can be recommended to support A-level study, particularly for the helpful gathering of a variety of sources more often referred to dismissively in footnotes than given in full. The Journal of Classics Teachingshow more

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