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The Trial and the Death of Socrates Audiobook

The Trial and the Death of Socrates

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Publisher's Summary

The Trial and the Death of Socrates remains a powerful document not least because it gives a first-hand account of the end of one of the greatest figures in history.

In Apology, Socrates defends himself before the Athenian court against charges of corrupting youth. Phaedo is the account by a young man of the actual last words and moments of Socrates.

Tom Griffith presents these with scene-setting introductions to the historical situation in this new translation.

Translated by Tom Griffith.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©, (P)2001 Naxos AudioBooks Ltd.

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    Stevan 02-21-09
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    "Great Audio Book"

    This Was a great Audio book. The reader did an excellent job. I enjoyed it from start to finish.

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    Ian Farnborough, United Kingdom 06-20-12
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    "Interesting - but........"

    I love that Audible gives me access to classic literature like this.

    The first part dealing with the trial is interesting but it is a bit frustrating that the details of the prosecution are absent.

    The third section, which deals with Socrates's "testament" (kind of) sounds like two blokes in a pub talking rubbish. I get the irony that this is me accusing Socrates of talking nonsense but the philosophy is so outdated that it just sounds like the sort of guff that I spout when I'm drunk. But these are Socratese words and without this audiobook I'd never have heard them. Well worth it.

    Recording is good and clear if a bit flat in tone.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful

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