A new translation of the defense speech of Socrates in clear and contemporary English and presented in a cinematic style that makes the trial of Socrates come to life. The cinematic additions make Socrates' day in court as visual and audible as it is readable, while incorporating material that would otherwise be footted. The cinematic technique of the vella helps the reader to construct a movie in her or his head - a movie of one of the most rewned defense speeches in history. The cinematic additions are largely based on John Burnet's classic 1924 tes and commentary on the Apology and on the the testimonia of courtroom equipment and procedure in The Lawcourts at Athens (The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1995).
Steve Kostecke studied Greek while earning a master's degree in Foreign Language Education (University of Texas, Austin, 1997). Since then he has taught English as a Foreign Language in universities in Japan, Korea, Thailand, and the United States.