Crito (BCP Greek Texts)
Publish date: July 15th 2010
Publisher: Duckworth Publishers
Pages no: 116
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Classic Literature
Less interesting than the Apology.
This is the sequel to Plato's Apology . Socrates has been condemned to death, but for religious reasons his execution has been postponed for a few weeks. Crito, one of his friends, has smuggled himself into Socrates' cell late at night and offers to bribe all the necessary persons to get him out of...
Die with honor is better than living with disgrace , that's why Socrates refuted to escape from the prison , he found consolation in what he called " Gods will " but I think he knew that this is the only way to make his philosophy eternal , to live with and die for.
So here in the dialog often thought of as the companion to the Apology, we have a very different Socrates. Where the Apology shows him testing the boundaries and ideals of a man's relationship with community/state/law, the Crito brings an absolutist Socrates to the conversation. Here the ideas of ci...