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The Last Days of Socrates (Penguin Classics)

The Last Days of Socrates (Penguin Classics)
Author: Plato
ISBN 13: 9780140449280
ISBN 10: 140449280
Edition: Reissue
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2003-04-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $14.00

A new translation of Plato's four-part dialogue that eulogizes the genius of his mentor Socrates.

Plato's account of Socrates' trial and death in 399 BC represents a significant moment in Western literature as well as a watershed in the life of ancient Athens. In these four dialogues, Plato develops the Socratic belief in responsibility for one's self and shows Socrates- condemned to suicide by his fellow Athenians-living and dying under his own 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 a skillful discussion of immortality.