The Apology of Socrates (Ancient Greek)

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(2.6 stars; 15 reviews)

The Apology is Plato's version of the speech delivered by Socrates before the Athenian people in his defence agaist charges of impiety and of misleading others, which ended in his condemnation and death in 399 BC. It is the earliest and most eloquent expression of what has been termed 'philosophical faith', as that love and search for truth which gives meaning to life and trust in the face of death. (Summary by zaaf)

Ο Πλάτωνας ήταν σπουδαίος Έλληνας φιλόσοφος και συγγραφέας (427 π.Χ. - 347 π.Χ.), ο γνωστότερος μαθητής του Σωκράτη. Ο Πλάτων έγραψε την Απολογία του Σωκράτους, που θεωρείται ως μια σχετικά ακριβής καταγραφή της απολογίας του Σωκράτη στη δίκη που τον καταδίκασε σε θάνατο. (Summary by Wikipedia)

(1 hr 30 min)


01 - Chapters I - X 24:43 Read by zaaf
02 - Chapters XI - XV 14:26 Read by zaaf
03 - Chapters XVI - XVIII 13:32 Read by zaaf
04 - Chapters XIX - XXIV 15:52 Read by zaaf
05 - Chapters XXV - XXVIII 8:55 Read by zaaf
06 - Chapters XXIX - XXXIII 13:24 Read by zaaf


(0.5 stars)

narrator is not greek and his attempt to read the ancient text is really bad..sorry

Decent job with the reading.

(4 stars)

Whether or not he is a Greek makes minimal difference. Modern Greek is similar to Ancient Greek in some ways, but there are some major differences. His reading reflects that scholarly observation. The narrator reads quickly, so newer listeners might want to slow it down a little. If you’re a more experienced scholar, it’s a good resource to familiarize yourself with the Apology. Criticisms of pronunciation aren’t that big a deal. It seems sometimes the narrator uses a more modern pronunciation of vowels, but his accentuation seems correct and if you’re reading along with his narration the change in vowel pronunciation won’t be that troublesome.

(4 stars)

He is reading the text in a phonological & tonal reconstruction of the Ancient language, not the ancient text read with modern Greek phonology. Therefore, the accent is fine, I even appreciate the attempt at tones. This is how Smythe and Goodwin taught us non-native Greek learners that it was supposed to sound like.

Should be deleted

(0.5 stars)

As Greek, the narration looks like a portuguese trying to speak Greek...


(1 stars)