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Mark

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  • The Trial and Death of Socrates

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Plato
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
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    (47)
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    (33)
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    The Trial and Death of Socrates presents the trial and subsequent execution of Socrates in 399 BCE. Socrates was tried on the basis of two ambiguous charges: corrupting the youth and impiety. “Euthyphro”, one of Plato's early dialogues, takes place during the weeks leading up to Socrates' trial. “Apology” is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he defends himself against the charges of being a man "who corrupted the young, refused to worship the gods, and created new deities".

    Darwin8u says: "An Examined Life!"
    "Excellent narration of a difficult genre"
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    Would you listen to The Trial and Death of Socrates again? Why?

    This is a genre that Plato has almost entirely to himself. It's not quite drama, not quite short story, and not quite nonfiction. I wasn't sure how it would work on audio, but Dick Hill did an amazing job bringing these classics to life.


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