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Plato - Crito
By Plato
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013 by Academy Net. Category: Nonfiction
Crito is a short but important dialogue by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato. It is a conversation between Socrates and his wealthy friend Crito regarding justice, injustice, and the appropriate response to injustice. Socrates thinks that injustice may not be answered with injustice, and refuses Crito's offer to finance his escape from prison...
Plato - Laches
By Plato
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,850. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013 by Academy Net. Category: Nonfiction
Lysimachus, the son of Aristides the Just, and Melesias, the son of the elder Thucydides, two aged men who live together, are desirous of educating their sons in the best manner. Their own education, as often happens with the sons of great men, has been neglected; and they are resolved that their children shall have more care taken of them...
Plato - Ion
By Plato
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,150. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2013 by Academy Net. Category: Nonfiction
The Ion is the shortest, or nearly the shortest, of all the writings which bear the name of Plato, and is not authenticated by any early external testimony. The grace and beauty of this little work supply the only, and perhaps a sufficient, proof of its genuineness....
Plato - Lysis
By Plato
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,090. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013 by Academy Net. Category: Nonfiction
No answer is given in the Lysis to the question, 'What is Friendship?' any more than in the Charmides to the question, 'What is Temperance?' There are several resemblances in the two Dialogues: the same youthfulness and sense of beauty pervades both of them; they are alike rich in the description of Greek life...
Plato - Charmides
By Plato
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,530. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013 by Academy Net. Category: Nonfiction
The Charmides (Ancient Greek: Χαρμίδης) is a dialogue of Plato, in which Socrates engages a handsome and popular boy in a conversation about the meaning of sophrosyne, a Greek word usually translated into English as "temperance", "self-control", or "restraint"....
Plato - Euthyphro
By Plato
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,420. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013 by Academy Net. Category: Nonfiction
Socrates encounters Euthyphro outside the court of Athens. Socrates has been called to court on charges of impiety by Meletus, and Euthyphro has come to prosecute his own father for having unintentionally killed a murderous hired hand. Socrates flatters Euthyphro, suggesting that Euthyphro must be a great expert in religious matters if he is willing to prosecute his own father...
Plato - Apology
By Plato
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,670. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013 by Academy Net. Category: Nonfiction
The Apology is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he defended himself in 399 BC against the charges of "corrupting the young, and by not believing in the gods in whom the city believes, but in other daimonia that are novel". "Apology" here has its earlier meaning of speaking in defense of a cause or of one's beliefs or actions.
Plato - Phaedo
By Plato
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,590. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013 by Academy Net. Category: Nonfiction
Plato's Phaedo (Greek: Φαίδων, Phaidōn) is one of the great dialogues of his middle period, along with the Republic and the Symposium. The Phaedo, which depicts the death of Socrates, is also Plato's seventh and last dialogue to detail the philosopher's final days, following Theaetetus, Euthyphro, Sophist, Statesman, Apology, and Crito.

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