Democratic Virtue in the Trial and Death of Socrates: Resistance to Imperialism in Classical Athens

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Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War and Plato's Apology represent two influential works of classical Athens. Thucydides' work is widely recognized as an argument for democratic thought. Plato's work, an essential tract in western philosophy, is often accused of being anti-democratic. This book reconstructs a fundamental understanding of the conflict between the political thought and action of Socrates and Athens. It challenges prior commentary on three essential fronts. First, it explores the extent to which ...

Democratic Virtue in the Trial and Death of Socrates: Resistance to Imperialism in Classical Athens 2000, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9780820449791

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