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Plato's Apology of Socrates: A New Translation in the Style of a Cinematic Novella

2 Ratings: 4.5
A book by Plato translated by Steve Kostecke

A new translation of the defense speech of Socrates in clear and contemporary English and presented in a cinematic style that makes the trial of Socrates come to life. The cinematic additions make Socrates' day in court as visual and audible as it … see full wiki

Tags: Books, Plato
Author: Plato
Publisher: CreateSpace
2 reviews about Plato's Apology of Socrates: A New Translation...
review by . April 25, 2011
Extra! Extra! Athenian Jury Condemns Philosopher Socrates to Death. Vote is 280 - 220.
My guess is that half the people in the Western World who read a little or a lot of philosophy begin with Socrates. He was an Athenian who lived from 469 - 399 B.C. He had experienced Athens' greatest three decades (460 - 430), the age of Pericles. He was a friend of the great comic playwright Aristophanes, who parodied Socrates in THE CLOUDS (419 B.C.). He taught two biographers: the soldier Xenophon and the philosopher Plato (429 - 347 B.C.)   American writer Steve Kostecke (whose …
review by . March 23, 2011
   Plato's Apology is one of the most famous books on philosophy. Plato was not only a great philosopher, but a master writer. All of his books have humor and history, information and philosophy, and are easy and delightful to read. The Apology is the defense that Plato's teacher Socrates offered at his trial in Athens in 399 BCE before a jury of five hundred Athenians. He was charged with corrupting the young people of Athens with his ideas and with not believing in the gods. …
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