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Why Socrates died : dispelling the myths

Author: Robin Waterfield
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A revisionist account of the trial and execution of the philosopher draws on Greek sources to separate truth from myth, offering insight into Socrates' character as a deeply moral thinker whose convictions strongly contrasted those of his former student, Alcibaides.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Trials, litigation, etc
Biographies
Named Person: Socrates; Socrates; Socrate; Socrate; Socrates.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Waterfield
ISBN: 9780771088513 0771088515
OCLC Number: 282530984
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxv, 253 p., [4] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The trial of Socrates --
Socrates in court --
How the system worked --
The charge of impiety --
The war years --
Alcibiades, Socrates, and the aristocratic milieu --
Pestilence and war --
The rise and fall of Alcibiades --
The end of the war --
Critias and Civil War --
Crisis and conflict --
Symptoms of change --
Reactions to intellectuals --
The condemnation of Socrates --
Socratic politics --
A cock for Asclepius.
Responsibility: Robin Waterfield.

Abstract:

A revisionist account of the trial and execution of the philosopher draws on Greek sources to separate truth from myth, offering insight into Socrates' character as a deeply moral thinker whose convictions strongly contrasted those of his former student, Alcibaides.

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