Explore this classical Greek text with our experienced tutor. 

One of four dialogues Plato wrote on the final days of his mentor and teacher Socrates, the Apology depicts the philosopher's defence in an Athenian court against the two main charges laid to his account in 399 BC: "corrupting the youth" and "impiety". Full of antagonistic wit and plainness of speech, the dialogue presents Socrates as steadfast in his convictions and ready to face his eventual punishment at the direction of his fellow citizens: death.

Selections from the work will be read in the original Greek and discussion on the content of the dialogue will be encouraged. Help with vocabulary, syntax and grammar will be given. The selection is to be confirmed and provided.

For the draft booklet for this study day please click the button below. Please note it may be subject to change. 

Plato's Apology booklet

When| Saturday 27 May, 10.30am-3.30pm (refreshments will be provided but students are responsible for providing their own lunch)

Where| Alban Room, St Albans Cathedral
             (Please note this event is in-person only and will not be recorded)

Tutor| Anthony Armstrong, Latin and Greek tutor

Cost| £25 

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