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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.
©, (P)2001 Naxos AudioBooks Ltd.
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By Joanna on 02-18-13

Outstanding Performance!

The performance makes the trial come to life!
I have been assigned to read Plato's "Apology" for my Philosophy 101 class, and got this audiobook to make it easier. Definitely recommend!

The way the work is read makes it seem as if you were actually a member of the jury at the time and place of Socrates' trial. They even put some echo in there to make it seem more real- a really neat touch.

A good amount of context is given at the beginning and end of each section, making it much easier to understand what is going on and why is it being executed the way it is.

There are several sections to this audiobook- context information, "The Apology", and other works that go with it including the account of Socrates' actual death.

This work of literature is a classic. Thought provocative, supremely rhetorical, definitely something to reflect and learn from.

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By zRo on 02-05-08

Even better than I expected

I enjoyed everything about this audio book. The reader is good about keeping a steady pace as he reads, allowing you to absorb Socrates's words.

The text, in itself is amazing. Even a couple thousand years after his death it is still very insightful and pertinent.

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