Crito is a follower of Socrates who tries unsuccessfully to persuade his teacher
to escape from prison. When Socrates explains to him why he can't flee his death
sentence, Crito concedes, admitting Socrates' logic is valid.
Socrates, a fifth century B.C. Athenian philosopher, is the main speaker
throughout Crito. Though he is condemned to death by the city of Athens,
he abides by the jury's verdict, citing the covenant he has made with the polis.
Socrates is the first of three Greek philosophers who revolutionize Western
thinking. His younger protï¿½gï¿½es, Plato and then Aristotle, expand on his ideas
about religion, politics and society.