Advisor

John P. Cavarnos

Date of Award

2-1981

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in History

Department

History

Physical Description

1 online resource (vii, 87 pages)

Subjects

Socrates, Meletus, Anytus

DOI

10.15760/etd.2689

Abstract

This thesis presents a critical analysis of the historical roles assigned to the prosecutors of Socrates by modern historians.

Ancient sources relating to the trial and the principles involved, and modern renditions, especially those of John Burnet and A. E. Taylor, originators of the theory that the trial of Socrates was politically motivated, are critically analyzed and examined.

The thesis concludes that the political motive theory is not supported by the evidence on which it relies.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/16783

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