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The Trial of Socrates by I.F. Stone
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Jul 26, 11

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An interesting book that covers not only the trial itself of socrates but what years building up to it and why Socrates was put to death in the manner in which he was. The book is essentially a debate between the anti-democratic/spartan/oligarchic views that socrates purported to and Athens which represented democracy itself. It talks a great deal of the socratic dialogues which Plato made famous and teh role of socreates in them and how that may have begun to sway vast sways of Athenian youth against the principles on which Athens had been founded. A good insight and challenge to the almost divine like image that Socrates has enjoyed over the years but done in a very skillful manner.

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