Plato 's Dialogue On The Trial And Death Of Socrates Essay

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What was a good life like for a man in Ancient Greece, according to Plato’s four dialogue on The Trial and Death of Socrates?
One might answer this question by examining how a man should live, to determine what a good life was like for him in Ancient Greece . The Trial and Death of Socrates written by Plato a student of Socrates is the account of his life, defense and death. This novel is written in four dialogues “Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo.” These dialogues examine the ideas, philosophies and the way in which Socrates lived; through the perspective of Plato, for Socrates never wrote anything of his own. In life the one thing that mattered the most to Socrates was education and virtue. He believed that an exemplary citizen should be a well educated man who lives a virtuous life. In Ancient Greece one must be educated to be valued in the society or to have a place in society, and one must also value education.
To have a good life one must maintain a good reputation, to maintain one 's reputation of being a good citizen there are certain things one should avoid. For instance one must act “pious” and avoid being “impious,” one must also accept his ignorance. In the first dialogue titled “Euthyphro”, Euthyphro is a religious man, who believes that he knows everything there is to know about being holy. Euthyphro inquires Socrates reasons for being at the courthouse. They then exchanged their purpose, Socrates explains that he’s been accused by Meleus, for…

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