What words say matters! Plato’s Apology of Socrates

In the Apology Socrates makes his own defense of the accusations he had received for corrupting the youths and introducing new gods in the city of Athens. It is interesting to note that this dialogue does not take a proper noun (the name of one of the characters in the dialogue concerned) as a title but chooses a common noun, one that refers to the act of defense. Why is… Read more

Book Club | April 2017: Xenophon’s Apology of Socrates

The April Book Club selection features Xenophon's Apology of Socrates Join in by reading this month's Book Club selection, a short text by Xenophon about Socrates. The hangout discussion will be on Tuesday, April 25 at 11 a.m. EDT. It might be interesting to compare Xenophon's view with Plato's, who also wrote an Apology of Socrates. Read more