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Four Texts on Socrates, Revised Edition : Plato's Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, Crito, and Aristophanes' Clouds

Four Texts on Socrates, Revised Edition : Plato's Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, Crito, and Aristophanes' Clouds - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0801485749

Cover of Four Texts on Socrates, Revised Edition : Plato
ISBN13: 978-0801485749
ISBN10: 0801485746
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Published: 1998
International: No

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Four Texts on Socrates, Revised Edition : Plato's Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, Crito, and Aristophanes' Clouds - REV 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0801485749

Thomas G. West and Grace S. West

ISBN13: 978-0801485749
ISBN10: 0801485746
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

This book offers translations of four major works of ancient Greek literature which treat the life and thought of Socrates, focusing particularly on his trial and defense (the Platonic dialogues Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, and Crito) and on the charges against Socrates (Aristophanes' comedy the Clouds). This is the only collection of the three Platonic dialogues which also includes the Clouds, a work that is fundamental for understanding the thought of Socrates in relation to the Athenian political community and to Greek poetry. Thomas G. West's introduction provides an overview of the principal themes and arguments of the four works. There are extensive explanatory notes to the translations.

Author Bio

West, Thomas G. : University of Dallas

Thomas G. West is Professor of Politics, University of Dallas, and a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy.

West, Grace S. : University of Dallas

Grace Starry West is Associate Professor and Chairman of Classics, University of Dallas.

Table of Contents

Translators' Note
Introduction
Plato's Euthyphro
Plato's Apology of Socrates
Plato's Crito
Aristophanes' Clouds
Selected Bibliography