The Trial and Death of Socrates by Plato

In the book, Plato provides a moving account of Socrates' unwavering commitment to his principles, even in the face of death. The work illustrates the tension between an individual's moral convictions and the laws of the city-state, highlighting Socrates' belief in the supremacy of ethical truth over societal norms.

Through Socrates’ dialogues with friends, accusers, and jurors, Plato presents a timeless meditation on the cost of integrity and the role of philosophy in society. Socrates' philosophical inquiries and ultimate sacrifice serve as a testament to the enduring power of intellectual courage and the pursuit of justice.

Featured quotes from the book:

“For the unexamined life is not worth living.”

“I am speaking like a book, but I believe that what I am saying is true.”

“The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways - I to die, and you to live. Which is better God only knows.”

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