The Apology

The Apology Book Details

By Xenophon

  • Category: Ancient, Books, History
  • Type: ebook
  • Release Date: 2008-08-13
  • Author: Xenophon
  • Book Ratings: 4.5/5 (8 User Reviews)
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The Apology Summary

This is a history book. The Apology (in full Apology of Socrates to the jury; Greek) is a Socratic dialogue by Xenophon, a student of Socrates. It recounts Socrates' self-defense at his trial and execution, focusing prominently on his view that it was better to die before senility set in than to escape execution by humbling himself before an unjust persecution. It is the only surviving primary account of the trial other than Plato's Apology.

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