Daily Lessons for Teaching The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues

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Lesson 1 (from Dialogue 1)

Objective

The Four Dialogues is a collection of conversation between Socrates and others, as written or compiled by Plato. Discuss the collection, its authenticity and merit.

Lesson

1. Class discussion: The Four Dialogues is a collection of conversation between Socrates and others before during and after Socrates' trial. Discuss the collection, its authenticity and merit. How can the recording of the events be authenticated? What other records might there have been? Did Plato author, edit or simply compile the dialogues? What qualifications did Plato have to do so? What other types of records might have been kept during this time? Where might they be found today?

2. There is a lot of discussion about experiences of philosophers and their discoveries and beliefs. Create a time line of the ancient Greek and other major philosophers to gauge the order of their existence and promotion of theories.

3. Act out the scene...

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