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Those new translations of the Defence of Socrates, the Euthyphro, and the Crito current Plato's amazing dramatizations of the momentous occasions surrounding the trial of Socrates in 399 BC, on fees of irreligion and corrupting the younger. They shape a dramatic and thematic series, elevating primary questions about the root of ethical, non secular, criminal, and political legal responsibility. The advent presents a stimulating philosophical and historic research of those texts, complemented by way of worthy explanatory notes and an index of names.

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The Index of Names includes only historical and mythical figures mentioned by name in Plato's text. Place names are covered in the Explanatory Notes. The notes and translations owe numerous points to the valuable edition of all three works by J. Burnet (Oxford, 1924), and the magisterial study of theDefence of Socrates by E. R. Slings (Leiden, 1994). It is a pleasure to thank Catherine Clarke and Judith Luna of Oxford University Press for their co-operation, and for their kindness to me, while this work was in progress.

P. T. Geach, 'Plato's Euthyphro: An Analysis and Commentary', The Monist, 50 (1966), 369-82 14. C. C. W. Taylor, 'The End of the Euthyphro', Phronesis, 27 (1982), 109-18 Studies of the Defence of Socrates 15. T. C. Brickhouse and N. D. html2010-1-14 21:58:40 page_3 < previous page page_3 next page > Page 3 Euthyphro EUTHYPHRO. * Surely you of all people don't have some sort of lawsuit before him, as I do? SOCRATES. * EUTHYPHRO. What's that you say? Somebody must have b indicted you, since I can't imagine your doing that to anyone else.

It must need someone pretty far advanced in wisdom. EUTHYPHRO. Goodness yes, Socrates. Far advanced indeed! SOCRATES. And is your father's victim one of your relatives? Obviously, he must beyou'd hardly be prosec5 uting him for murder on behalf of a stranger. EUTHYPHRO. It's ridiculous, Socrates, that you should think it makes any difference whether the victim was a stranger or a relative, and not see that the sole consideration is whether or not the slaying was lawful. html2010-1-14 21:58:40 page_6 < previous page page_6 next page > Page 6 should leave the slayer alone; but if it wasn't, one should c prosecute, even if the slayer shares one's own hearth and boardbecause the pollution is just the same, if you knowingly associate with such a person, and fail to cleanse yourself and him by taking legal action.

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