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The trial of Socrates

Author: I F Stone
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Shows how profound were the differences between democratic Athens and the philosopher whose martyrdom has made him-thanks to Plato's genius, a secular saint of western civilization.
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: Socrates.; Socrates; Socrates.; Socrates.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I F Stone
ISBN: 0316817589 9780316817585
OCLC Number: 16579619
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 on the Thersites story ; The nature of virtue and of knowledge ; Courage as virtue ; A wild goose chase: the Socratic search for absolute divergence ; 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?
Responsibility: I.F. Stone.

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Shows how profound were the differences between democratic Athens and the philosopher whose martyrdom has made him-thanks to Plato's genius, a secular saint of western civilization.

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