The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Dialogue 1

• First dialogue is titled Euthyphro.

• Dialogue is set on the porch of King Archon.
• Socrates is accused of corrupting the youth of Athens.

• Meletus and Euthyphro are introduced.
• Euthyphro struggles with his father's murderous actions.

• Author examines the concept of piety.
• Author discusses being "dear" versus being "loved".
• Socrates questions Euthyphro.

• Euthyphro leaves.

Dialogue 2, Part 1

• Socrates appears in court.

• Meletus vaguely announces charges.
• The Oracle at Delphi is introduced.

• No one is wiser than Socrates.
• Socrates' wisdom is challenged.

• Angry young men trumped up charges.
• Socrates refuses to give up philosophy.
• Socrates and Meletus face off.

Dialogue 2, Part 2

• Socrates accuses Meletus of greater crimes.

• Socrates talks about his family.

• Socrates refuses to beg for favor.
• Socrates is sentenced to death.

• Socrates jokes that he would have died soon anyway.
• Allies and friends are asked not to grieve.
• Socrates asks people to take care of his sons.

• The...

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