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This review is from: The Last Days of Socrates (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
I thought I might be getting in over my head with this,considering the antiquity and seemingly academic nature of the subject.Then I thought "well your just reading it to impress people",finally in the quest for knowledge I relented and purchased it.
I was suprised from the start how my fears where unfounded and found the book very illuminating and understandable.The basic concepts of Greek philosophy are put forward and validated through dialogues in such a way as to be accessable to all.On completing this I immediately ordered the Republic and found this to be slightly more demanding in some areas but on the whole understandable.
Overall the experience of reading these two books has spurred me on to read more on this subject and you should not hesitate to purchase them.
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Initial post: 6 Nov 2012 18:26:48 GMT
simon mack says:
thks for yr review. approachable timeless books + words from socrates,seneca,marcus auelius all continue to inspire, inform + help us all to find some sort of truth + wisdom . i'd recommend the penguin books - great ideas series for this , if you havent already discovered them. the "seneca - on the shortness of life" issue is a marvel.
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