Crito: Top Ten Quotes

Socrates: “I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good, which would be a splendid thing, if it were so. Actually they have neither. They cannot make a man wise or stupid; they simply act at random.” Socrates: “I cannot abandon …

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Crito: Novel Summary: Chapter 1

In 399 B.C., Athens sought someone to blame for its humiliating defeat in the Peloponnesian War with Sparta and its allies. This scapegoat, through default more than anything, became Socrates, the legendary Athenian philosopher. Since Socrates often questioned the intentions of Athens politicians, he was blamed for attempting to ruin Athens through slander of its …

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