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Liberty in Antiquity (con)

This cluster of readings centers on the theme that individual liberty was absent in antiquity.  Plato’s Apology and Crito make excellent background readings for Constant’s “The Liberty of the Ancients Compared with that of the Moderns” and Acton’s “The History of … Continue reading

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Plato

Apology.  Socrates argues for his character, and ultimately his life, in front of an Athenian jury.  He is charged with being “a doer of evil who corrupts the youth; and who does not believe in the gods of the state, … Continue reading

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