Portland State University. Department of History
John P. Cavarnos
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
1 online resource (vii, 87 pages)
Socrates, Meletus, Anytus
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.
Kelly, Thomas Patrick, "The prosecutors of Socrates and the political motive theory" (1981). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2692.