Plato recorded the final days of his mentor, Socrates, who was tried and condemned in Athens in 399 B.C. on trumped-up charges of being a heretic and corrupter of the young. This collection comprises 4 books: Euthyphro
, in which Socrates engages Euthyphro in a debate on the steps of the courthouse where he is to stand trial, The Apology
, in which Socrates argues on his own behalf, Crito
, in which Socrates's friends and supporters visit him in prison and urge him to recant, and Phaedo
, in which there is a debate on the destination of the soul, and, eventually, the philosopher's end.
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