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

Four Texts on Socrates, Revised Edition : Plato`s Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, Crito, and Aristophanes` Clouds (ISBN10: 0801485746; ISBN13: 9780801485749)
ISBN13: 978-0801485749
ISBN10: 0801485746

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 i
n 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.
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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.
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Edition/Copyright: REV 98
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Year Published: 1998
International: No

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