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Socrates - Compiled by John Ferguson

MacMillan, 1970, Paperback ..
Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Pages lightly age-tanned.

From the cover: “The main body of the book is a collection in English of ancient source-material on Socrates. Plato and Xenophon are treated in selection, and there is a comprehensive coverage of other authors down to the Byzantine era, the major omissions being repetitive passages, passages dependent on Plato and Xenophon, and passages which are plainly without historical value. Works presented in full are Plato, Apology. Crito, Alcibiades. I; Xenophon, Apology; Libanius, On the Silence of Socrates. Apology. Brief notes and cross-references are appended where necessary. An introduction explains the main problems associated with the evidence, gives a brief account of the historical and intellectual background to Socrates, identifies fact from fiction in the biography, and essays an evaluation of his contribution to the history of thought. The evidence is there for students to make up their own minds. Many of the passages are translated for the first time.”
Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6")
Number of Pages: 335
ISBN: 0333117034

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