1st Edition

Socrates Against Athens
Philosophy on Trial





ISBN 9780415926546
Published July 23, 2001 by Routledge
266 Pages

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Book Description

As an essential companion to Plato's Apology and Crito, Socrates Against Athens provides valuable historical and cultural context to our understanding of the trial.

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Biography

James A. Colaiaco is a Master Teacher in the General Studies Program of the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He is the author of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Apostle of Militant Nonviolence (1993) and James Fitzjames Stephen and the Crisis of Victorian Thought (1983).

Reviews

"...[Colaiaco] does a commendable job throughout of providing both historical and cultural context for the lay reader attempting to read the Apology and the Crito." -- Velvet Yates, University of California, Irvine
"Socrates Against Athens is a welcome addition to the literature on Socrates' trial and imprisonment. Written in a clear, engaging style, this study can be read profitably by anyone who is interested in the conflict between some of Athens' citizens and her most famous philosopher." -- Thomas C. Brickhouse, John Franklin East Professor of the Humanities, Lynchburg College