Another important aspect of this book is the relationship between history and philosophy.
His style and tone are both appropriate; I didn't even find a single typographical error in the entire work!
Waterfield goes to great lengths to describe the context and background of Socrates's execution in 399 BC.
Just so you know, there is very little in this book about Socrates directly, so the title my be slightly misleading. Read more
This was a fun read. A well-written, engaging book. Waterfield goes to great lengths to describe the context and background of Socrates's execution in 399 BC. Read morePublished 5 months ago by John Melithoniotes
Robin Waterfield has provided immense historical detail to show why Socrates' trial and execution for impiety and corruption of the youth were justified in the eyes of his... Read morePublished 14 months ago by L. Carrier
Very disappointing; tossed in trash after reading through (hoping for something worthwhile). One expected a bringing together of materials on Socrates, with citations, along with... Read morePublished 15 months ago by M. White
In this book, Robin Waterfield reconstructs the final days of Socrates' life as well as describe the social, political, and cultural atmosphere of Ancient Greece, which had... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Nøkkenbuer
Robin Waterfield does a great job of getting past the typical Philosophy 101 views on Socrates and attempts to take a serious look at what really drove the people of Athens to... Read morePublished on March 11, 2011 by Gary W. Pearson
This book is highly recommended for anyone who, like me, has always questioned what the real story was behind Socates' trial and death. Read morePublished on January 30, 2010 by Robin H
He was good and righteous. He was unjustly charged. He resisted opportunities to easily flee. He was wrongfully convicted.
He accepted his sentence and died for us. Read more