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Research seminars

Ancient Philosophy research seminar


Time Thursdays, 14.00-16.00

Venue: Room 605, Philosophy Building

Convenor: Dr Shaul Tor

Schedule 2018-19 - Plato, Apology

  • Session 1 (4th October): 17a1- 19d7
  • Session 2 (11th October): 19d8-21e2
  • Session 3 (18th October): 21e3-24b2
  • Session 4 (25th October): 24b3-26a7
  • Session 5 (1st November): 26a8-28d5
  • Session 6 (8th November): 28d6-31c3
  • Session 7 (15th November): 31c4-34b5
  • Session 8 (22nd November): 34b6-37a1
  • Session 9 (29th November): 37a2-39b8
  • Session 10 (6th December): 39c1-42a5

Translations and commentaries
  • Cooper, J. M. (ed.) (1997) Plato: Complete Works. Cambridge, 17-36.
  • Miller, P. A. and Platter, C. (2010) Plato’s Apology of Socrates: A Commentary. Oklahoma. (Lots oflinguistic help. A clearly set-out text with helpful, linguistic and historical comments at the bottom ofeach page; full vocabulary at the back of the volume. Also a section-by-section commentary on eachsection, but of variable quality.)
  • Stokes, M. C. (1997) Plato: Apology. With an Introduction, Translation and Commentary.Warminster: Aris & Phillips.

Secondary Literature

  • Ahbel-Rappe, S. and Kamtekar, R. (eds) (2008) A Companion to Socrates. Oxford.
  • Austin, E. A. (2010) ‘Prudence and the fear of death in Plato’s Apology’, Ancient Philosophy 30: 39-55.
  • Blondell, R. (2002) The Play of Character in Plato's Dialogues. Oxford.
  • Brickhouse, T. and Smith, N. (1989) Socrates on Trial. Oxford.
  • Brickhouse, T. and Smith, N. (eds) (2002) The Trial and Execution of Socrates: Sources andControversies. Oxford.
  • Danzig, G. (2010) Apologizing for Socrates. Lanham.
  • Fine, G. (ed.) (2008) The Oxford Handbook of Plato. Oxford.
  • Goldman, S. H. (2009) ‘Traditional forms of wisdom and politics in Plato’s Apology, ClassicalQuarterly 59: 444-467
  • Guthrie, W. K. C. (1969) A History of Greek Philosophy, vol. 3: Socrates. Cambridge.
  • Hansen, M. (1995) The Trial of Sokrates: From the Athenian Point of View. Copenhagen.
  • Kraut R. (ed.) (1992) The Cambridge Companion to Plato. Cambridge.
  • Leibowitz, D. (2014) The Ironic Defense of Socrates: Plato's Apology. Cambridge.
  • Morrison, D. R. (2000) ‘On the alleged historical reliability of Plato's Apology’, Archiv für Geschichteder Philosophie 82: 235-65
  • Morrison, D. R. (2010) The Cambridge Companion to Socrates. Cambridge.• Nails, D. (2002) The People of Plato. Indianapolis.
  • Reeve, C. D. C. (1989) Socrates in the Apology. Indianapolis.• Rudebusch, G. (2009) Socrates. Oxford.
  • Sedley, D. N. (ed.) (2003) The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy. Cambridge.
  • Steinberger, P. (1997) ‘Was Socrates guilty as charged?’, Ancient Philosophy 17: 13-29
  • Trapp, M. (ed.) (2007) Socrates from Antiquity to the Enlightenment. Aldershot.
  • Ward, L. (2009) ‘The relation between politics and philosophy in Plato’s Apology of Socrates’,International Philosophical Quarterly 49: 501-519
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