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The Resource Why Socrates died : dispelling the myths, Robin Waterfield

Why Socrates died : dispelling the myths, Robin Waterfield

Label
Why Socrates died : dispelling the myths
Title
Why Socrates died
Title remainder
dispelling the myths
Statement of responsibility
Robin Waterfield
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robin Waterfield presents Socrates as a deeply moral thinker whose convictions stood in stark relief to those of his former disciple, Alcibiades, the hawkish and self-serving military leader. Refusing to surrender his beliefs even in the face of death, Socrates was determined to save his native Athens even as the city-state was tearing itself apart and falling into moral decline
Summary
A revisionist account of the trial and execution of the philosopher draws on Greek sources to separate truth from myth, offering insight into Socrates' character as a deeply moral thinker whose convictions strongly contrasted those of his former student, Alcibaides
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
315291
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Waterfield, Robin
Dewey number
  • 183/.2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
B316
LC item number
.W38 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Socrates
  • Socrates
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
dispelling the myths
Label
Why Socrates died : dispelling the myths, Robin Waterfield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The trial of Socrates -- Socrates in court -- How the system worked -- The charge of impiety -- The war years -- Alcibiades, Socrates, and the aristocratic milieu -- Pestilence and war -- The rise and fall of Alcibiades -- The end of the war -- Critias and Civil War --- Crisis and conflict -- Symptoms of change -- Reactions to intellectuals -- The condemnation of Socrates -- Socratic politics -- A cock for Asclepius
Control code
738989
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780393065275
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009004317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393065275
  • (OCoLC)286488239
Label
Why Socrates died : dispelling the myths, Robin Waterfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The trial of Socrates -- Socrates in court -- How the system worked -- The charge of impiety -- The war years -- Alcibiades, Socrates, and the aristocratic milieu -- Pestilence and war -- The rise and fall of Alcibiades -- The end of the war -- Critias and Civil War --- Crisis and conflict -- Symptoms of change -- Reactions to intellectuals -- The condemnation of Socrates -- Socratic politics -- A cock for Asclepius
Control code
738989
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780393065275
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009004317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393065275
  • (OCoLC)286488239

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