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Socrates on Trial

Lecture no. 21 from the course: Ancient Greek Civilization

Socrates on Trial

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?

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April 11, 2017

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d********z
November 23, 2016
Half way though, I was wondering if Socrates was going to get a mention. Then, it came with a vengeance!

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October 12, 2016

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