4) Alcibiades I
"The Trial and Death of Socrates" remains a powerful document, partly because it was a true - perhaps in certain parts verbatim - account of the end of one of the greatest figures in history. In "Apology" Socrates defends himself before the Athenian court against charges of corrupting youth. "Phaedo" is the account, by a young man, of the actual last words and moments of Socrates. These are presented with scene-setting introductions to the historical...