Socrates on Trial
Lecture no. 21 from the course: Ancient Greek Civilization
Taught by Professor Jeremy McInerney | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
The philosophic traditions of Ionian inquiry and sophistic pedagogy met in the career of Socrates, who concentrated almost exclusively on moral philosophy. Plato immortalized his trial and execution in the "Apology," "Crito," and "Phaedo." Was Socrates a martyr, as Plato and many others have held, or is there another explanation for his fate?