The Internet Wiretap Edition of
CRITO, by PLATO.
Translated by BENJAMIN JOWETT.
From DIALOGUES OF PLATO, New York, P.F. Collier & Son.
Copyright 1900 The Colonial Press.
This was scanned from the 1900 edition and mechanically
checked against a commercial copy of Crito from CDROM.
Differences were corrected against the paper edition. The
text itself is thus a highly accurate rendition.
This text is in the PUBLIC DOMAIN, released August 1993.
INTRODUCTION TO CRITO (by Benjamin Jowett)
THE "Crito" seems intended to exhibit the character
of Socrates in one light only, not as the philosopher,
fulfilling a divine mission and trusting in the will
of Heaven, but simply as the good citizen, who having been
unjustly condemned is willing to give up his life in obedience
to the laws of the State.
The days of Socrates are drawing to a close; the fatal
ship  has been seen off Sunium, as he is informed by his aged
friend and contemporary Crito, who visits him before the
dawn has broke . . .