Go Advanced Search
 

Get this free title from:




Free Stuff in These Categories
Find More Titles by
This Author: Plato
This Narrator: Michael Scott
This Publisher: Thought Audio

The Apology of Socrates by Plato

The Apology of Socrates

by Plato

Product Details

Author
Narrator
Publisher
 
Unabridged Edition
User Rating
  5.0  Stars Based on 1 rating
Share This

Description

The Apology of Socrates is one of the earliest existing documents of Greek philosophy - everything earlier was lost and is known only through quoted fragments in later works, like those of Plato himself. Rightly so, the Apology is still, all by itself, an excellent introduction to Western philosophy and traditionally the first complete text read in the formal study of Classical Greek.

Although the meaning has changed through time, the Greek word apología simply and precisely meant a defense, or a defense speech. At the trial for his life in 399 BC, Socrates astonished his listeners by appearing, despite his vigorous "Defense Speech", to deliberately get himself found guilty and condemned to death. Plato, who’s presence at the trial is mentioned twice in the Apology, provides us with the only witnessed recording of the trial proceedings and the historic Apology of Socrates.


People Who Liked The Apology of Socrates Also Liked These Free Titles:
  On the Laws
by Marcus Tullius Cicero

  The Tao Teh King
by Lao Tzu

Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

More Details

  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T017037
Available On
Volumes
ISBN-10
ISBN-13
Download