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Four Texts on Socrates By Thomas G. West

Four Texts on Socrates by Thomas G. West

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Translations of four major works of ancient Greek literature which treat the life and thought of Socrates, focusing particularly on his trial and defense and on the charges against him.

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Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's "Euthyphro", "Apology of Socrates", and "Crito" and Aristophanes' "Clouds" by Thomas G. West

Widely adopted for classroom use, this book offers translations of four major works of ancient Greek literature which treat the life and thought of Socrates, focusing particularly on his trial and defense (the platonic dialogues Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, and Crito) and on the charges against Socrates (Aristophanes' comedy Clouds). This is the only collection of the three Platonic dialogues that also includes Clouds, a work that is fundamental for understanding the thought of Socrates in relation to the Athenian political community and to Greek poetry.

Thomas G. West's introduction provides an overview of the principal themes and arguments of the four works. There are extensive explanatory notes to the translations. For this new edition, Thomas West has revised the introduction and updated the annotated bibliography, which includes the best of the secondary literature on Socrates and on the texts included in this book.

In their translations, the Wests capture successfully the simplicity and vigor of straightforward Greek diction. They strive for as high a degree of accuracy as possible, subordinating concerns for elegance and smoothness to the goal of producing the most faithful and most reliable English versions of these texts.

About Thomas G. West

Thomas G. West is Professor of Politics, University of Dallas, and a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy. Grace Starry West is Associate Professor and Chairman of Classics, University of Dallas.

Table of Contents

Translators' NoteIntroduction
The Modem Rejection of Reason
The Socratic Alternative

Plato's Euthyphro
Plato's Apology of Socrates
Plato's Crito
Aristophanes' CloudsPlato's EuthyphroPlato's Apology of SocratesPlato's CritoAristophanes' CloudsSelected Bibliography

Additional information

CIN000237771
9780801485749
0801485746
Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's "Euthyphro", "Apology of Socrates", and "Crito" and Aristophanes' "Clouds" by Thomas G. West
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Paperback
Cornell University Press
1998-08-27
192
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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