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Plato's Apology : the life and teachings of Socrates

Author: Mortimer Jerome AdlerJohn BarnesTony Van BridgeDonald MoffatGeorge GittoAll authors
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corp., [198-?], ©1962.
Series: Classical Greece, lesson 2.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lecturer Mortimer J. Adler uses dramatized scenes from the dialogs of Plato in presenting a character study of Socrates. Mr. Adler introduces Socrates first as a man who perplexed, inspired, and enraged his fellow citizens; then as a teacher who revolutionized the concept of the teacher's role; and finally as a philosopher who disturbed the complacency of men's minds for all times.
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Biography
Documentary films
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Named Person: Socrates.; Plato.; Socrates.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mortimer Jerome Adler; John Barnes; Tony Van Bridge; Donald Moffat; George Gitto; Edward Grover; Angelis Alexandris; Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc.; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation.
OCLC Number: 18064647
Notes: Originally issued as motion picture.
Credits: Edited by Robert Johnson ; camerman, Michael Livesey, Robert A. Goodwin.
Performer(s): Host, Mortimer J. Alder ; cast, Tony Van Bridge (Socrates), Donald Moffat (Phaedo), George Gitto (Theaetetus), Edward Grover (Phaedrus), Angelis Alexandris (Crito).
Description: 1 videocassette (29:20) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Classical Greece, lesson 2.
Other Titles: Life and teaching of Socrates
Responsibility: produced by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films ; written by Mortimer J. Adler ; produced and directed by John Barnes.

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Lecturer Mortimer J. Adler uses dramatized scenes from the dialogs of Plato in presenting a character study of Socrates. Mr. Adler introduces Socrates first as a man who perplexed, inspired, and enraged his fellow citizens; then as a teacher who revolutionized the concept of the teacher's role; and finally as a philosopher who disturbed the complacency of men's minds for all times.

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