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|Genre/Form:||Trials, litigation, etc|
|Named Person:||Socrates.; Socrates; Socrates.; Socrates.|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
I F Stone
|Description:||xi, 282 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Preface: How this book came to be written. --
Socrates and Athens. Their basic differences ; Socrates and Homer ; The clue in the Thersites story ; The nature of virtue and of knowledge ; Courage as virtue ; A wild goose chase: the Socratic search for absolute definitions ; Socrates and rhetoric ; The good life: the third Socratic divergence ; The prejudices of Socrates. --
The ordeal. Why did they wait until he was seventy? ; The three earthquakes ; Xenophon, Plato, and the three earthquakes ; The principal accuser ; How Socrates did his best to antagonize the jury ; How Socrates easily might have won acquittal ; What Socrates should have said ; The four words ; The final question. --
Epilogue: Was there a witch-hunt in ancient Athens?