Death of Socrates: Hero, Villain, Chatterbox, Saint [Hardback]

Emily Wilson (Author)

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ISBN: 9781861977625 | Published by: Profile Books Ltd | Year of Publication: 2007 | Language: English 247p,

Death of Socrates


A lively and thought provoking introduction to Socrates, his life, his thought, to Classical Athens, and to contemporary and modern opinions of him. As the title suggests people have throughout history come to radically different conclusions, and Emily Wilson also examines why this might be, showing the difficulty of disentangling Socrates from Plato, and ultimately asking why the Athenians felt it necessary to put him to death. From hero of free speech to enemy of democracy, it seems the one thing everyone can aggree on is his lasting importance, which makes this concise and well-written book a welcome read.

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