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The Trial of Socrates

Author: Stone, Isidor F. Publisher: Anchor Books, 1989.Language: EnglishDescription: 282 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0385260326Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Asia Campus
Print B110.63 .S63 1989
(Browse shelf)
Available 900201709
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Includes bibliographical references and index


The Trial of Socrates Contents Preface: How This Book Came to Be Written ix Prelude 3 PART I. SOCRATES AND ATHENS Chapter 1 Their Basic Differences 9 Chapter 2 Socrates and Homer 20 Chapter 3 The Clue in the Thersites Story 28 Chapter 4 The Nature of Virtue and of Knowledge 39 Chapter 5 Courage as Virtue 52 Chapter 6 A Wild Goose Chase: The Socratic Search for Absolute Definitions 68 Chapter 7 Socrates and Rhetoric 90 Chapter 8 The Good Life: The Third Socratic Divergence 98 Chapter 9 The Prejudices of Socrates 117 PART II THE ORDEAL Chapter 10 Why Did They Wait until He Was Seventy? 133 Chapter 11 The Three Earthquakes 140 Chapter 12 Xenophon, Plato, and the Three Earthquakes 157 Chapter 13 The Principal Accuser 174 Chapter 14 How Socrates Did His Best to Antagonize the Jury 181 Chapter 15 How Socrates Easily Might Have Won Acquittal 197 Chapter 16 What Socrates Should Have Said 210 Chapter 17 The Four Words 215 Chapter 18 The Final Question 225 Epilogue: Was There a Witch-hunt in Ancient Athens? 231 Notes 249 Acknowledgments 269 Index 271

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