The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues Character Descriptions

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Plato

One of the most famous and most respected of the Classical Greek philosophers, and author of the Four Dialogues.

Socrates

One of the earliest, and most well known of the Classical Greek philosophers.

Euthyphro

This character is the Athenian citizen with whom Socrates has his first dialogue.

Meletus

A citizen of Athens who, with the help of other prominent citizens, brought charges against Socrates.

The Athenian Assembly

The Assembly is the judicial body that accuses, tries, and condemns Socrates.

Crito

This character is the friend of Socrates with whom he converses in the third dialogue.

Phaedo

This is the pupil of Socrates who narrates the fourth dialogue in this collection.

Simmias and Cebes

These two individuals serve as the catalysts/vehicles for both Socrates' philosophical explorations and Plato's narration of those explorations.

Attendant

This individual, essentially Socrates' jailer, appears briefly in Phaedo.

The Gods

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