Plato The Trial and Death of Socrates

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The Trial and Death of Socrates

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This attractive volume brings together the three Platonic dialogues relating to the dramatic trial and death of Plato's tutor Socrates; the Apology, Crito and Phaedo. The three dialogues in this volume brilliantly capture the drama of Socrates' trial, the courage of his defence and acceptance of his fate, as well as clearly setting out the philosophical beliefs of both Socrates and Plato.

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Translated by G M A Grube; Revised by John M Cooper

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Most of us remember THE APOLOGY as one of those dry Philosophy 101 texts we struggled to finish, but Tom Griffith's new translation in this Naxos production is far from dry. Socrates's defense of his life and, ironically, of his death, possesses a stunning immediacy: It is colloquial yet faithful, contemporary yet ancient, poignant yet timeless. The performance of Bruce Alexander, Jamie Glover, and company brings all the graceful resignation and patient humor of the 72-year-old man to new life, as only seasoned actors can. They give us the feel of what it must have been like in the jail that strange day 2,500 years ago when Athens put their most thoughtful citizen to death because he troubled their sleep. Naxos even provides an original soundtrack, haunting and meditative, to bridge the awkward transitions in the action. Everything is done, in short, to take Socrates from that dry 101 text to our own neighborhood. P.E.F. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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