Defence of Socrates, Euthyphro, Crito (Oxford World's Classics)

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These new translations of the Defence of Socrates, the Euthyphro, and the Crito present Plato's remarkable dramatizations of the momentous events surrounding the trial of Socrates in 399 BC, on charges of irreligion and corrupting the young. They form a dramatic and thematic sequence, raising fundamental questions about the basis of moral, religious, legal, and political obligation. The Introduction provides a stimulating philosophical and historical analysis of these texts, complemented by useful explanatory notes and an index of names.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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David Gallop is Professor of Philosophy (Emeritus) at Trent University, Ontario. He taught philosophy at the University of Toronto and at Trent University. Besides his editions of the Phaedo for the Clarendon Plato Series and World's Classics, his publications include Parmenides of Elea and Aristotle on Sleep and Dreams.

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