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Why Socrates died : dispelling the myths

Author: Robin Waterfield
Publisher: Toronto : Emblem, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView 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: Biographies
History
Trials, litigation, etc
Biography
Named Person: Socrates; Socrates; Socrate; Socrate; Socrates.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Waterfield
ISBN: 9780771088520 0771088523
OCLC Number: 468103360
Description: xxix, 253 p., [4] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 21 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 --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Robin Waterfield.

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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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