The Last Days of Socrates was created to help first year philosophy students read the Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and the death scene from the Phaedo in order to help them prepare for philosophical discussion of these texts in the classroom.
The project was funded by a Title III Grant from the U.S. Department of Education during the summers of 1995 and 1996.
The Philosophy Department at Clarke College has continued to develop this site since 1996.
We thank President Catherine Dunn, BVM, Ph.D., Academic Dean John Wozniak, FSC, Ph.D., and the Clarke College Technology Committee for making this project possible. In addition, we commend the Clarke College Board of Trustees for its ongoing commitment to keeping Clarke's faculty equipped with a high level of computer technology.
We would also like to thank Cynthia Smith whose love of the ancient world and kindness in sharing her expertise in Classical Studies greatly facilitated our research. Also, thanks to Jeremy Olson of the Computer Center, Abdul Sinno, Ph.D. of the Communications Department, Louise Kames, BVM, MFA of the Art Department, David Kortemeier, MFA of the Drama Department, and Robert Adams MA of the Computer Science Department for their contributions. Thanks to Steven S. Tigner who gave us permission to use photos from Greek Philosophy: An Illustrated Introduction.
Thanks to Rachel Riley who helped us design the headers and gave us many good suggestions on how the layout could be improved. Also, thanks to Ru Dien-Jen who provided so many of our illustrations. And finally, we are grateful to Sarah Davidson for reviewing the entire work and making editorial suggestions.
The entire text was formatted in tables in order to give maximum control over the placement of the Stephanus numbers across various browsers (Netscape and Explorer) under various platforms. The use of tables also allows us to update the project with images without disturbing the placement of the Stephanus numbers. We used Jowett's ©1920 translation of the Apology.
The text and images of The Apology: A Hypertext Edition for Students are for
the personal and educational use of students, scholars, and the general public. Any
commercial use or publication of the text or images is strictly prohibited.