Plato Writing Styles in The Last Days of Socrates

This Study Guide consists of approximately 32 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Last Days of Socrates.
This section contains 679 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Last Days of Socrates Study Guide

Perspective

This work is complex in certain ways. There are four works by Plato included. The first three of these were written closest to one another in time. The last of the four was written many years later. Every one has been translated from ancient Greek into modern English through the conscientious efforts of a number of scholars.

There are copious notes provided in between the individual dialogs. These will seem unecessary or even redundant to those readers who find the original works easy to understand in translation. However, for those who are going to be taking exams on the material or who do not find it so clear, the notes are very helpful. People intrigued by the temporal distance will be happy that scholars have taken the trouble to give some account of the cultural context from which this work has emerged.

The notes have all been provided...

(read more)

This section contains 679 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Last Days of Socrates Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Last Days of Socrates from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.