(P)1995 by Blackstone Audiobooks
A better reader.
'Symposium' - Plato
James Langton or Jonathan Cowley
The narrator reading the name of the speaker prior to each word or phrase was very distracting. Better readers are able to use different voices to clearly identify the speakers.
I liked the performance, and the dialogues. The dialogues did not start at the beginning of the chapter segments, so you cannot just skip to the particulars you wanted to hear; this was very disappointing! Change the recording format and you have a success.
"Not Complete Dialogues"
My Plato's Dialogues is 1500 pages. The intro on the audio says that this is only 150 pages. Perhaps it's "unabridged" but it is also "selected" and the summary should say so.
"Next to Moses, the most important man in history"
Yes, and i bought the book for future reference. It is hard to imagine how western thought would have progressed without this influence of this man, his teacher Socrates, and his pupil, Aristotle and his pupil, Alexander the Great. This man, next to Moses and Christ changed the entire world's thought processes. Amazing.
The analysis of Socrates duty to the state. Magnificent.
This is a difficult work if it is not translated properly, and this was translated in such a way that everyone can understand and follow.
Understanding right and wrong, good and bad.
This should be mandatory reading for every person on the globe.
"I sat amongst great men."
Is how I felt as I listened to this. It was my first audio book but soon; everyone had their own voice and I could not but distinguish. A man died.
The collection of dialogues accounting for the trial and death of Socrates, along with the Republic and The Laws are essential reading when understanding one of Athen's greatest political authors: Plato.
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