Thomas G. West's introduction provides an overview of the principal themes and arguments of the four works. There are extensive explanatory notes to the translations. For this new edition, Thomas West has revised the introduction and updated the annotated bibliography, which includes the best of the secondary literature on Socrates and on the texts included in this book.
In their translations, the Wests capture successfully the simplicity and vigor of straightforward Greek diction. They strive for as high a degree of accuracy as possible, subordinating concerns for elegance and smoothness to the goal of producing the most faithful and most reliable English versions of these texts.
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Table of ContentsTranslators' NoteIntroduction
The Modem Rejection of Reason
The Socratic Alternative
Plato's Apology of Socrates
Aristophanes' CloudsPlato's EuthyphroPlato's Apology of SocratesPlato's CritoAristophanes' CloudsSelected Bibliography