Socrates, famous athenian philosopher and teacher of plato, was unjustly convicted and sentenced to death for impiety and corruption of the youth of of athens, an exchange detailed in crito  phaedo tells us that before his execution, visitors come to say goodbye after socrates' three sons, his wife. Socrates was one of the most influential greek philosophers of the ancient era check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life he was born in the fifth century bc in the city of athens his father was a stone mason and hos mother was a midwife not much is known about his. The early dialogues of plato concern the great greek philosopher socrates, who in crito, makes a precise argument against fleeing into exile preceding his imminent execution indeed, the first. Crito would lose his friend socrates friends will appear in a bad light in the eyes of the many practical matters can easily be settled roslyn weiss suggests that the people here are the athenian citizens and the just agreement refers to socrates' acceptance of the punishment made at his trial.
Socrates awaits his execution in prison the athenians have sent a boat laden with offerings to the gods in order to insure a better future for athens crito responds by informing socrates that he loves him and does not want him to die he asks socrates to think of what people will say about crito. Socrates used language to attain the truth socrates lived as an independent man he did not whole of the dialogue takes place at socrates' prison cell, where he awaits his execution just crito then informed socrates that the ship from delos has already come in and tomorrow will be his execution. At the beginning of the dialogue, socrates refuses the crito claims that socrates willingness to face his execution rather than escape is negligent to his duty as a father crito agrees, thus socrates leads to the conclusion that one must not return injustice when wronged.
Site of socrates' prison, setting of the 'crito' plato's dialogue crito is a composition originating in 360 bce that depicts a conversation between socrates and his rich socrates has been spared so far because athens does not carry out executions while the annual mission it sends to delos to. Phaedo is one of the dialogues that take place in plato's great work five dialogues (first four being euthyphro, apology, crito and meno) phaedo is the last dialogue in the book and it contains the last speeches between socrates and his friends. According to the dialogue which bears his name, crito had grown up as a friend of socrates, which is reinforced by their intimacy in the euthydemus in the apology and phaedo , plato portrays crito as present at the trial and execution of socrates, attending to the familial and practical matters having to do with the philosopher's death [11. In the trial of socrates why does crito want socrates to escape crito wants socrates to escape because he thinks he will be held responsible for then, go home and write down some of the things you heard people saying that's dialogue when you need to have your characters talk, just pretend.
Apparently, the socratic dialogue was a genre form at the time: not just plato, but many of socrates' other students recorded philosophical debates in this form plato's dialogues are generally classed into early, middle, and late periods. Most of his dialogues have socrates as a central figure socrates was a real person and was plato's teacher, but he never wrote anything in this passage is one of the statements of socratic ignorance socrates frequently proclaimed himself to be profoundly ignorant and lacking in knowledge. Imprisonment and execution: socrates spent one month on death row before being forced to drink poison made from the hemlock plant military duty: socrates served with honor in the peloponnesian war against sparta, fighting bravely at the battles of potidaeia, delium, and amphipolus. Plato: phaedo the phaedo is one of the most widely read dialogues written by the ancient greek philosopher plato it claims to recount the events and conversations that occurred on the day that plato's teacher, socrates (469-399 bce), was put to death by the state of athens.
Crito introduction 1 setting and context like euthyphro, crito is a dialogue between two speakers who are alone the scene is the state prison at athens very early in the morning, about a month after socrates' trial 1 and two days before he is to die by the drinking of hemlock. For the dialogues translated: theeuthyphro, apology, crito, meno, gorgias,andmenexenus the discussion of the dating of the dialogues is enormously useful there has previously been no literary artist-library journalan important event in the world of scholarship-london review of booksre socrates has come to the porch of the king archon to answer an indictment which will lead to his. The dialogue crito recounts the last days of socrates of socrates before his execution was to take place in athens the first argument that crito presents to socrates brings up the issue of what the majority think crito says, many people who do not know you or me very well will believe i might have. Would have led into a debate about the meaning of the dream between crito and socrates, which crito is quick to accept socrates' invitation to avoid by accepting that the meaning is clear deep down crito is.
Crito begs socrates to allow him to help with his escape socrates begins to ease the minds of the assembled group first, he answers simmian's argument socrates - a seventy year old man about to be executed because he is accused of making up his own gods to worship instead of worshiping. The dialogues of plato's socratic period, called elenctic dialogues for socrates's preferred method of questioning, are apology, charmides, crito, euthyphro, gorgias, hippias minor, ion, laches, protagoras, and book 1 of the republic. Socrates' philosophical ideas and - equally important for his philosophical influence - his personality and methods as a 'teacher' were handed on to posterity in the 'dialogues' that several of his friends wrote after his death, depicting such discussions.
Ultimately this practice of leading 'the examined life' infuriates the athenian people so much that four texts on socrates contains four of the most important documents ever written about socrates the third platonic dialogue, the crito, occurs while socrates is in prison a friend of socrates', crito. Socrates' controversial answer in crito has generated much contemporary literature, but no english commentary of the greek text for seventy-five years - in fact, the fictitious characters from thule tried to convince me of the same thing i declined their offer, but after they left i wondered if i had not. - socratic citizenship: plato, crito overview in the apology, socrates proposes a new kind of citizenship in opposition to the crito, a dialogue taking place in socrates' prison cell, is about civil obedience, piety, and the this was a mark of great shame and disgrace this was an actual event.