Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito and Aristophanes' Clouds Character Descriptions

Thomas G. West
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Socrates

This man is the main character of all four of our texts and the only character who appears in them all.

Plato

This man wrote three of the Socratic dialogues, and it is widely presumed that he placed many words in Socrates' mouth that actually illustrate his own views.

Aristophanes

This man is the famous Greek satirist who wrote the Clouds.

Euthyphro

This man is an acquaintance of Socrates. He has trouble defining piety and is widely considered an oddball amongst Athenians.

Crito

This man is Socrates' friend who tries to get him out of jail. Socrates discusses the authority and nature of law with him.

Meletus

This person is the prosecutor of Socrates in the Apology.

The Athenian Jury

These people judged Socrates in his trial in The Apology.

Strepsiades

One of three main characters in the Clouds, this man is a father who seeks to...

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