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This is an auction for PLATO: THE LAST DAYS OF SOCRATES.

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"Plato was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely considered the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition. Unlike nearly all of his philosophical contemporaries, Plato's entire œuvre is believed to have survived intact for over 2400 years. Along with his teacher, Socrates, and his most famous student, Aristotle, Plato laid the foundations of Western philosophy and science... The trial and execution of Socrates took place in 399 BC. Socrates was tried on two charges: corrupting the youth, and impiety. More specifically, Socrates' accusers cited two "impious" acts: "failing to acknowledge the gods that the city acknowledges" and "introducing new deities". These two problems were the result of Socrates asking philosophical questions. A majority of the dikasts (Athenian citizens chosen by lot to serve as jurors) voted to convict him. Consistent with common practice, the dikasts determined Socrates’ punishment with another vote. Socrates was sentenced to death by drinking a hemlock-based liquid. Primary sources for accounts of the trial are given by two of Socrates' friends, Plato and Xenophon . . . "

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Hardback 1963.

275 pages.

Illustrations throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is:

* North Island: $8.95 (tracked mail); $11.95 for Rural Delivery

* South Island: $13.95 (tracked mail); $16.95 for Rural Delivery

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • NI: tracked mail$8.95
  • NI: tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$11.95
  • SI: tracked mail$13.95
  • SI: tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$16.95
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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