PHILOS 1E03 Chapter "The Crito": Readings 2 - Plato the Crito

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After the trial, socrates was kept in prison for a month while the state galley set out on an annual religious mission to the island of delos. Socrates old friend, crito, made one last effort to persuade him to escape exile: all the arrangements for the escape had been made: plato professes the conversation between both socrates and crito in this dialogue. Crito tells socrates that this is his last chance of escaping death: socrates will not listen to him, socrates gives reasons for his refusal. Plato hints that the authorities would not have minded much if socrates had escaped, as long as he left the country. An old friend of socrates, about his age. Like many of plato"s dialogues, the crito takes its name from socrates" primary interlocutor. Crito is a long-time follower of socrates, and is deeply distraught at the prospect of.

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