This book is easy to understand, fascinating and helps one better understand Greek myths and Roman mythology.
The first part of this book is adventurous, like the Odyssey, and the second is fighting, like the Iliad. The best of both books, though not as much of a smash and bang cacaphony like the Iliad, and it has the better storyline of the Odyssey.
I have not.
No it did not. It was strictly read for school purposes, though I would listen to it again.
Hard to tell exactly where you are. Not much warning of which chapter your in, so if this is for school purposes, you may want to get the Robert Fitzgerald translation in the actual book. Be warned, the two are not fully parallel, the audio will occasionally skip up to five pages or more just to get to the point, this can cause confusion. The two for the most part read the same.
Clever, successful, improved.
Plato is the reason we know anything about Socrates, Plato also took many of Socrates' ideas and expanded on them.
Legibility. Plato presents many confusing ideas, and the explanations made by Charlton Heston make it easier to understand.
NO! This is a long book, which is best listened to in several sittings.
If you like Socrates, then Plato is the one to thank.
If you like Socrates, then you will love Plato.
The First Humanist
Hard to say. I guess it would be that Aristotle was the first major humanist. Not a wonderful thing, but it is interesting that he came up with ideas that are still held high in esteem today.
Sometimes being able to listen helps with understanding, no other comments though.
The First Humanist.
You need to love philosophic ideas to really enjoy this. I simply listened to this for school purposes.
Clever, hated, ugly.
It was interesting to see how much of today's ideas are based off of Socrates' ideas.
I liked the parts where Socrates would come up with some mindbending idea.
The tag line would be "The Gadfly", as Socrates often sees himself as the city of Athens' gadfly.
Not exactly recreational reading! Unless you are a philosopher junkie, this is a hard to read, occasionally confusing book.
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