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Published by Hakkert in Amsterdam .
Written in English


  • Socrates.,
  • Socrates -- Trials, litigation, etc.,
  • Xenophon.

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Edition Notes

StatementXenophon ; introduction and commentary by Pietro Pucci.
GenreTrials, litigation, etc.
SeriesLexis : Supplemento -- 10, Lexis -- 10.
ContributionsPucci, Pietro, 1927-
The Physical Object
Pagination108 p. ;
Number of Pages108
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15620143M
ISBN 109025611575

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This book offers a controversial new interpretation of Plato's Apology of Socrates. By paying unusually close attention to what Socrates indicates about the meaning and extent of his irony, David Leibowitz arrives at unconventional conclusions about Socrates' teaching on virtue, politics, and the gods; the significance of his famous turn from natural philosophy to political philosophy; and the. Socrates' Defense How you have felt, O men of Athens, at hearing the speeches of my accusers, I cannot tell; but I know that their persuasive words almost made me forget who I was - such was the effect of them; and yet they have hardly spoken a word of truth. But many as their falsehoods were, there was one of them which quite amazed me; - I mean when they told you to be upon your guard, and. The Apology At the trial for his life in BC, Socrates defense is recounted in Plato's Apology. Here Socrates appeared, despite his lengthy defense, not to acquit himself from all accusations, but rather to deliberately ensure that he would be found guilty and thus condemned to death. Socrates was an ancient Greek philosopher, one of the three greatest figures of the ancient period of Western philosophy (the others were Plato and Aristotle), who lived in Athens in the 5th century BCE.A legendary figure even in his own time, he was admired by his followers for his integrity, his self-mastery, his profound philosophical insight, and his great argumentative skill.

The Euthyphro, Defence of Socrates, and Crito form a dramatic and thematic sequence, raising fundamental questions about the basis of moral, religious, legal, and political obligation. Plato 4/5(3).   Somewhere between a historical account and work of philosophy, Socrates' Defence details the final plea of Plato's beloved mentor. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many s: This books has 5 sections. Apology - Crito - Phaedo - Symposium - Republic (excerpts - about 1/3 of the full version). Apology: Trial of Socrates. In "Apology", Plato presents Socrates' self-defense argument during his controversial trail. Socrates is accused of corruption and teaching subversive behavior. He denies the charges/5(). The trial of Socrates ( BC) was held to determine the philosopher’s guilt of two charges: asebeia against the pantheon of Athens, and corruption of the youth of the city-state; the accusers cited two impious acts by Socrates: "failing to acknowledge the gods that the city acknowledges" and "introducing new deities".. The death sentence of Socrates was the legal consequence of asking.

The Apology is believed to be the most authentic account that has been preserved of Socrates' defense of himself as it was presented before the Athenian Council. It is in essential harmony with the references to the trial that occur in Plato's other dialogs and also with the account given in Xenophon's Memorabilia.   Xenophon ( BCE) was an early disciple of Socrates and a contemporary of is best known as the mercenary general who wrote The Anabasis, which relates his adventures in leading his men out of Persia and back to Greece after the disastrous campaign of Cyrus the Younger. The Anabasis has long been considered a classic and was used by Alexander the Great as a field . Overview A native of Athens, Greece, Plato lived from approximately B.C. to B.C. His Apology of Socrates is a telling of the events at the B.C. trial during which the philosopher Socrates defended himself against charges of the corruption of the young people of Athens and of believing in gods that were not recognized by the Apology recreates the speech that Socrates made. Plato’s Apology of Socrates How you, men of Athens, have been affected by my accusers, I do 17a not know 1. For my part, even I nearly forgot myself because of Well, then, a defense speech must be made, men of Athens, and an attempt must be made in this short time to take away from you 19a this slander, which you acquired over a long time.