Plato: The Apology of Socrates and Xenophon: The Apology of Socrates (Heftet)

Serie: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics 

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Forfatter: og
Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2019
Antall sider: 158
Forlag: Cambridge University Press
Språk: Engelsk
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ISBN/EAN: 9780521145824
Omtale Plato: The Apology of Socrates and Xenophon: The Apology of Socrates
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.

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