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What is a summary of Crito by Plato.  

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In the Crito, one of Socrates' friends visit him in prison and beg him to escape since he has been sentenced to die. The dramatic setting of the Crito is a short while after the events of Plato's Apology; in the Apology, an Athenian jury condemned Socrates to die by ingesting hemlock; Socrates chose to die rather than cease being a 'gadfly' to the city-state of Athens. In the Crito, his death is imminent and his friend Crito visits him and attempts to persuade him to choose one of many avenues of escape. Socrates spends the dialogue offering arguments for civil obedience. He explains to Crito that escaping his sentence and fleeing Athens would be unjust, even if his sentencing would be unjust. The events of the Apology and Crito culminate with Socrates' death in the final pages of the Phaedo.

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The Crito is one of Plato's shorter dialogues, which deals with the days before Socrates's execution. Crito, one of Socrates's disciples comes to persuade him to escape from prison in view of his impending death. Crito is partially there to inform Socrates that he will be executed very soon.

Crito tells Socrates that he has procured a ship to get Socrates out. In addition, he tells Socrates that some foreigners have come to help him as well. In short, they will finance things. Finally, Crito states that Socrates has a moral responsibility to flee an unjust sentence of death. Moreover, he tries to persuade Socrates that he has obligation as a philosophical father to help his pupils.

Socrates will, of course, hear none of these things. He is filled with peace and calm even in the face of execution. More importantly, he says that it is never just to respond even to injustice with further injustice. Plato shows that Socrates is a philosopher par execllence, even in the face of death.

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