Why Socrates Died: Dispelling the Myths

by Robin A.H. Waterfield

Why Socrates Died: Dispelling the Myths Author Robin A.H. Waterfield
File size 9 Mb
Year 2017
Pages 434
Language English
File format EPUB
Category History

Book Description:

A revisionist account of the most famous trial and execution in Western civilization— one with great resonance for American society today.In the spring of 399 BCE, Socrates stood trial in his native Athens. The court was packed, and after being found guilty by his peers, Socrates died by drinking a cup of the poison hemlock, a defining moment in ancient civilization. Yet



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