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The Last Days of Socrates Summary
Plato

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The Last Days of Socrates Summary

Plot Summary

This a work devoted to one of the ancient world's most famous philosophers. Included in the book are four books, known as dialogs. These take place during the year that turned out to be Socrates' last. They have been assembled as a group of four. These are individually entitled: Euthyphro, the Apology, Crito, and the Phaedo. Readers interested in discovering the plot as they proceed should avoid reading the introductions until the end, as "all is revealed" in them.

Socrates lived and worked in Athens. A philosopher, he was usually employed in some other capacity and was not one of the wealthier people in town. He is known to have had a wife and children. One of the jobs he held was that of city guard. Sadly, his reputation as a husband, even two millenia later is not good.

His reputation in Athens was nurtured strongly by one...

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