Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro , Apology of Socrates , and Crito and Aristophanes' Clouds

Author:   Thomas G. West ,  Grace Starry West ,  Thomas G. West ,  Thomas G. West
Publisher:   Cornell University Press
Edition:   Revised Edition
ISBN:  

9780801485749


Pages:   192
Publication Date:   27 August 1998
Format:   Paperback
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Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's  Euthyphro ,  Apology of Socrates , and  Crito  and Aristophanes'  Clouds


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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 (three dialogues by Plato: 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. 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. 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.

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Author:   Thomas G. West ,  Grace Starry West ,  Thomas G. West ,  Thomas G. West
Publisher:   Cornell University Press
Imprint:   Cornell University Press
Edition:   Revised Edition
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 1.10cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.283kg
ISBN:  

9780801485749


ISBN 10:   0801485746
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   27 August 1998
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Translators' Note Introduction The Modem Rejection of Reason The Socratic Alternative Plato's Euthyphro Plato's Apology of Socrates Plato's Crito Aristophanes' Clouds Plato's Euthyphro Plato's Apology of Socrates Plato's Crito Aristophanes' Clouds Selected Bibliography

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Thomas G. West is Paul Ermine Potter and Dawn Tibbetts Potter Professor of Politics, Hillsdale College. Grace Starry West is Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Hillsdale College.

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