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The Dark Side of Humanity

Plato, His Apology of Socrates

Statue of Socrates

Statue of Socrates found in a garden in Dublin, Ireland.

Short Description

This is Plato’s version of a speech given by Socrates as he defends himself against the charges of being a man “who corrupted the young, did not believe in the gods, and created new deities.” Historians posit that to read Apology means to take part in a dialogue and better understand the Socratic method.

Remnant Trust Description

Plato’s apology for Socrates and Phaedo or Dialogue concerning the immortality of Man’s Soul and Manner of Socrates’ death: carefully translated from the Greek and illustrated by reflections upon both the Athenian Laws and ancient Rites and Traditions concerning the Soul, therein mentioned.