It occurs to me that before I go too much farther, I ought to give people some resources for reading along. It’s not like everyone acquired a set of Great Books from their junior high library a couple volumes at a time.
So, if you want to read along with something and tell me how I got the interpretations wrong, you can probably find all the books at Project Gutenberg, which had posted most of the classics as e-text. It is in text format, so there is no need for fancy browsers or plug-ins.
I am sure that you are also likely to find some of the readings through google books.
Of course you could always visit your local library and actually read a book.
If you do want to argue with me on something, or just chime in, please let me know what translation you are using, because that can make a huge difference.
Coming next time: Plato’s Apology — Socrates Isn’t Sorry.