The Sacrifice of Socrates By Wm. Blake Tyrrell

Narrated by: Bob Neufeld

Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins

The Sacrifice of Socrates AudioBook Summary

When Athenians suffered the shame of having lost a war from their own greed and foolishness, around 404 BCE the public’s blame was directed at Socrates, a man whose unique appearance and behavior, as well as his disapproval of the democracy, made him a ready target. 

Socrates was subsequently put on trial and sentenced to death. However, as René Girard has pointed out, no individual can be held responsible for a communal crisis. Plato’s Apology depicts Socrates as both the bane and the cure of Greek society while his Crito shows a sacrificial Socrates, what some might consider a pharmakos figure, the human drug through whom Plato can dispense his philosophical remedies.

File Size: 186.48 MB

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