Four Texts on Socrates

Four Texts on Socrates

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Translations of four major works of ancient Greek literature which treat the life and thought of Socrates, focusing particularly on his trial and defense and on the charges against him.Socrates responds by trying to persuade Crito that it is preferable for him to obey the laws and suffer the death penalty. ... Socrates cannot repeat the appeal to philosophy and the good of the soul that he used in his defense speech, for Crito did not respect that speech. ... So Socrates uses the laws of Athens as a lever against that opinion of the many which guides Crito, the opinion that calls for loyalty toanbsp;...

Title:Four Texts on Socrates
Author:Plato, Thomas G. West, Grace Starry West
Publisher:Cornell University Press - 1998


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