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Why Socrates Died: Dispelling the Myths

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Description for Why Socrates Died: Dispelling the Myths Paperback. Socrates' trial and death together form an iconic moment in Western civilization. The picture we have of it is that a noble man was put to death in a fit of folly by the ancient Athenian democracy. This title presents an account of this defining period of Western civilization. Num Pages: 288 pages, Illustrations, maps. BIC Classification: 1QDAG; 3D; HBJD1; HBLA1; HPCA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 200 x 125 x 19. Weight in Grams: 234.
Socrates' trial and death together form an iconic moment in Western civilization. The picture we have of it - created by his immediate followers and perpetuated in countless works of literature and art ever since - is that a noble man was put to death in a fit of folly by the ancient Athenian democracy. But an icon, an image, is not reality. The trial was, in part, a response to troubled times - a catastrophic war and turbulent social changes - and so provides a good lens through which to explore the history of the period; the historical facts ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Faber & Faber United Kingdom
Number of pages
288
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2010
Condition
New
Number of Pages
288
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780571235513
SKU
V9780571235513
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About Robin Waterfield
Robin Waterfield's previous book for Faber was XENOPHON'S RETREAT. In 2005 he published a new translation of Xenophon's Anabasis as Xenophon: The Expedition of Cyrus. He is also the author of Athens: A History and has translated works by Euripides, Plutarch, Herodotus, Aristotle, and Plato, as well as other works by Xenophon.

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