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Socrates

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Roman bust of Socrates in The Louvre

Socrates was an ancient Greek philosopher. He was born 470/469 BC in Athens, and died in 399 BC (age approx. 71) in Athens. He left no writings of his own, but is known through the writings of Plato, Aristophanes, and Xenophon.

Socrates disturbed the Athenian men in power with his commentary, questioning and philosophy. He was accused of corrupting the youth of the city, and put to death with a dose of hemlock.


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