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Plato’s Crito, Part 2

Jacque-Louis David, "The Death of Socrates," detail

Jacques-Louis David, “The Death of Socrates,” detail

5,274 words

Part 2 of 2

Author’s Note:

The following text is based on a transcript by V. S. of a lecture on Plato’s Crito.  As usual, I have edited his transcript to remove excessive wordiness.  Read more …

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Plato’s Crito, Part 1

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Antonio Canova, "Crito Closes the Eyes of Socrates," detail

Antonio Canova, “Crito Closes the Eyes of Socrates,” detail

Part 1 of 2

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The following text is based on a transcript by V. S. of a lecture on Plato’s Crito. As usual, I have edited his transcript to remove excessive wordiness. I have also added a few lines.  Read more …

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Plato’s Apology, Part 2

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The following text is based on a transcript by V. S. of a lecture on Plato’s Apology of Socrates. As usual, I have edited his transcript to remove excessive wordiness. I have also added a few lines and repositioned some paragraphs.  Read more …

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Plato’s Apology, Part 1

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Part 1 of 2

Author’s Note:

The following text is based on a transcript by V. S. of a lecture on Plato’s Apology of Socrates. As usual, I have edited his transcript to remove excessive wordiness. I have also added a few paragraphs and points based on my notes.  Read more …

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Plato’s Euthyphro, Part 2

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Part 2 of 2

Author’s Note:

The following text is based on a transcript by V. S. of a lecture on Plato’s dialogue Euthyphro. As usual, I have edited his transcript to remove excessive wordiness.

The quotes are from Plato and Aristophanes, Four Texts on Socrates, Read more …

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Plato’s Euthyphro, Part 1

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The Trial of Socrates: 
Plato’s Theages

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The following text is based on a transcript by V. S. of a lecture on Plato’s dialogue Theages. As usual, I have edited his transcript to remove excessive wordiness.

Unlike earlier transcripts in this series, I have also added new sections and rewitten others. Read more …

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The Trial of Socrates: 
Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 3

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The following text is a transcript by V. S. of a discussion of Aristophanes’ Clouds, which took place prior to a lecture on Plato’s dialogue Theages. Read more …

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The Trial of Socrates: 
Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 2

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The following text is a transcript by V. S. of part of my lecture on Aristophanes’ Clouds. As usual, I have edited this transcript to remove excessive wordiness and any factual errors. Read more …

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The Trial of Socrates: 
Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 1

Socrates: a good 5 cent cigar

Socrates: among other things, a good 5 cent cigar

6,365 words

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The following text is a transcript by V. S. of the second part of my lecture on Aristophanes’ Clouds. As usual, I have edited this transcript to remove excessive wordiness and any factual errors. The quotes come from the translation of the Clouds in Four Texts on Socrates.  

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The Trial of Socrates: 
Antiphon the Sophist

A third century AD papyrus attributed to the first book of On Truth (P.Oxy. XI 1364 fr. 1, cols. v-vii)

Papyrus fragment of Antiphon’s “On Truth,” 3rd century A.D.

1,922 words

Author’s Note:

The following text is a transcript by V. S. of the prefatory remarks on Antiphon the Sophist from the first part of my lecture on Aristophanes’ Clouds. As usual, I have edited this transcript to remove excessive wordiness. The quotes come from the first edition of A Presocratics Reader, ed. Patricia Curd.  

Antiphon the Sophist was a younger contemporary of Socrates. He was the author of the treatise On Truth, only fragments of which survive. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 48  
The Trial of Socrates:
Plato’s Crito, Part 2 of 2

Jacque-Louis David, "The Death of Socrates," detail

Jacques-Louis David, “The Death of Socrates,” detail

35:07 / 428 words

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The Trial of Socrates:
The Presocratic Background to Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 2

Lucca Signorelli, “Empedocles,” Orvieto Cathedral, 1502

Luca Signorelli, “Empedocles,” Orvieto Cathedral, 1502

6,530 words

Part 2 of 2

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The following text is a transcript by V. S. of a lecture on the presocratic background of Aristophanes’ Clouds. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 47  
The Trial of Socrates:
Plato’s Crito, Part 1 of 2

Canova, "The Death of Socrates," detail: Crito closing the eyes of Socrates

Canova, “The Death of Socrates,” detail: Crito closing the eyes of Socrates

46:06 / 400 words

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 45  
The Trial of Socrates:
Plato’s Apology, Part 2 of 2

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This is the second of two parts of a lecture on the Platonic dialogue Apology of Socrates to the Jury, which I interpret in the light of Plato’s Euthyphro and Aristophanes’ Clouds.

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The Trial of Socrates:
The Presocratic Background to Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 1

Thales, Union Station, Washington, D.C.

Thales, Union Station, Washington, D.C.

6,614 words

Author’s Note:

The following text is a transcript by V. S. of a lecture on the presocratic background of Aristophanes’ Clouds. I have edited this transcript to remove excessive wordiness, and I have added section headings and transitions. I found it sobering to read this transcript, for I discovered just how widely the written and spoken word vary, and how flabby my lectures are compared to my writings.  

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 43  
The Trial of Socrates:
Plato’s Apology, Part 1 of 2

Plato, 1st century marble bust, Capitoline Museum, Rome

Plato, 1st century marble bust, Capitoline Museum, Rome

45:05 / 399 words

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This is the first of two parts of a lecture on the Platonic dialogue Apology of Socrates to the Jury, which I interpret in the light of Plato’s Euthyphro and Aristophanes’ Clouds.

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 41  
The Trial of Socrates:
Plato’s Euthyphro, Part 2 of 2

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This is the second of two parts of a lecture on the Platonic dialogue Euthyphro, which deals with the nature of piety. As with the Theages, I interpret the Euthyphro as in part a reply to Aristophanes’ Clouds. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 39  
The Trial of Socrates:
Plato’s Euthyphro, Part 1 of 2

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The veneration of Zeus Meilichios, relief, Berlin

46:58 / 415 words

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This is the first of two parts of a lecture on the Platonic dialogue Euthyphro, which deals with the nature of piety. As with the Theages, I interpret the Euthyphro as in part a reply to Aristophanes’ Clouds. Read more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 36  
The Trial of Socrates:
Plato’s Theages

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 35  
The Trial of Socrates:
Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 3

Aristophanes

Aristophanes

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This is the third of three podcasts on Aristophanes’ Clouds. 

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 34  
The Trial of Socrates:
Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 2

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This is the second of three podcasts on Aristophanes’ Clouds. 

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 33  
The Trial of Socrates:
Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 1

Seated Socrates, fresco from ancient Ephesus

Seated Socrates, fresco from ancient Ephesus

54:53 / 472 words

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This is the first of three podcasts on Aristophanes’ Clouds. This lecture opens with a discussion of the Sophist Antiphon.

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast Podcast No. 31  
The Trial of Socrates:
The Presocratic Background to Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 2

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Topics discussed in this second and final installment on the philosophical background of Aristophanes’ CloudsRead more …

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Counter-Currents Radio Podcast No. 30  
The Trial of Socrates:
The Presocratic Background to Aristophanes’ Clouds, Part 1

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In September and October of 1998, I gave a course of eight, two-hour lectures on “The Trial of Socrates.” Read more …

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