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Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo By: Plato, G.M.A Grube and John M. Cooper (Book Review)

In the revised form in which George Grube's distinguished translations appear here, they present Plato's wonderfully vivid and moving as well as challenging portrayal of Socrates, and of the philosophic life, in clear, contemporary, down-to-earth English that nonetheless preserves and accurately conveys the nuances of Plato's and Socrates' philosophical ideas. 
I first got my hands on this book during my first semester of college studying Ancient Philosophy. During the class I was introduced to Plato's work and had to study particular sections within the book. I always had a love for Greek mythology but I never thought that I would enjoy and grow such an appreciation for philosophy. For this review I am going to break down each dialogue down to make it easier to understand and for it to be less chaotic. 
Euthyphro: Socrates encounters Euthyphro outside the court of Athen's seeing as how Meletus is accusing Socrates of corrupting the young and for not …