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In 399 BC Socrates was prosecuted, convicted, sentenced to death and executed. These events were the culmination of a long...

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Plato: The Apology of Socrates and Xenophon: The Apology of Socrates
Book author
Plato
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
158 pages
Published
May 30th 2019 by Cambridge University Press
File size (in PDF)
632 kB
Plato: The Apology of Socrates and Xenophon: The Apology of Socrates

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In 399 BC Socrates was prosecuted, convicted, sentenced to death and executed. These events were the culmination of a long philosophical career, a career in which, without writing a word, he established himself as the figure whom all philosophers of the next few generations wished to follow. The Apologies (or Defence Speeches) by Plato and Xenophon are rival accounts of how, at his trial, Socrates defended himself and his philosophy.

This edition brings together both Apologies within a single volume. The commentary answers literary, linguistic and philosophical questions in a way that is suitable for readers of all levels, helping teachers and students engage more closely with the Greek texts. The introduction examines Socrates himself, the literature generated by his trial, Athenian legal procedures, his guilt or innocence of the crimes for which he was executed, and the rivalry between Xenophon and Plato.