Short Essay Questions Key
1. By whom, and for whom, has this edition of "The Last Days of Socrates" been prepared?
This edition of "The Last Days of Socrates" was prepared by professionals and scholars, and was designed to serve the educational market, especially college and university students.
2. According to the introductory chapter, why have the notes been included with the text of the Socratic dialogues?
The preparers of this edition of "The Last Days of Socrates" included notes along with the text of the dialogues, because the dialogues themselves are an ancient text; therefore, they can be difficult to understand without the background and cultural information provided in the notes.
3. What does Tarrant say in the introductory notes about other versions of these dialogues?
Tarrant explains that because these dialogues are so famous, there are quite a few editions available from many different publishers. The bulk of these, according to Tarrant, will be quite good, but this version is unique in its notes and pagination.
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