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Why Socrates died : dispelling the myths

Author: Robin Waterfield
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Robin Waterfield presents Socrates as a deeply moral thinker whose convictions stood in stark relief to those of his former disciple, Alcibiades, the hawkish and self-serving military leader. Refusing to surrender his beliefs even in the face of death, Socrates was determined to save his native Athens even as the city-state was tearing itself apart and falling into moral decline.
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Genre/Form: Trial and arbitral proceedings
Nonfiction
Named Person: Socrates; Socrates; Socrates; Socrates.; Socrates.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Waterfield
ISBN: 9780393065275 0393065278 9780571235513 0571235514
OCLC Number: 286488239
Description: xxv, 253 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 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.
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