Vital Remnants
Vital Remnants
Jun 1, 2020
2. The Last Days of Socrates | The Apology
Play • 1 hr 5 min


In this second episode of Season 3 of Vital Remnants, McConnell Center Director Dr. Gary L. Gregg II discusses "The Apology," the second of Plato's dialogues in The Last Days of Socrates collection. "The Apology" details the trial of Socrates, one of the most important moments in the history of democracy, philosophy and human rights.

Corresponding Reading 

“The Apology” pages 32-62 of Plato, The Last Days of Socrates: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo. Translated with Introductions and Notes by Christopher Rowe (New York, Penguin Books, 2010)

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Intro: Natalie Smith, McConnell Center Civic Education Coordinator 

Host: Dr. Gary L. Gregg II, McConnell Center Director

Producer: Connor Tracy, McConnell Center SBS Coordinator 

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