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Wise Guy: The Life and Philosophy of Socrates

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Greek philosophy for kids

"I know that I know nothing."

With this classic statement, uttered over two thousand years ago, Socrates set the standard for the future of Western philosophy. By day, he soaked up the sun in the Athenian marketplace, where he'd converse for hours on end about the meaning of wisdom, right and wrong, courage, justice, and love. By night, he feasted
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published November 2nd 2005 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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The life and philosophies of Socrates are simplified here for young readers in picture book format. On the verso of each spread are interesting bits of his life in story format; on the recto appears a scroll containing more detailed information about Greek society and Socrates’ philosophies. Despite the abrupt and unexplained shift from the pictured Socrates as a child to an adult, the cartoonish illustrations are lively and engaging.While the study of Socrates isn’t included in most curricula, ...more
Great read. It provides Socrates philosophies in easy to understand language. Great review for adults. Enjoy
Amy Carr
Another biography but not as well done as the others we have read. The illustrations were a little too "cartoony" and strange for me and the presentation and layout of text were a little scattered and hard to read in a meaningful stream. But I did certainly learn some interesting things about this philosopher and it has peaked my curiousity to study a little more about his life!
Brianna Soloski
I'm working on a series of historical mysteries geared toward 3rd-5th graders. The first one is about Socrates. This book was pretty good - it had a story along with a lot of historical facts. It was geared toward 1st-2nd graders, reading with a parent. I'm sure it's accurate, but I need more in depth information in order to write a middle grade novel.
The Wu
I bomb atomically,

Socrates Philosiphies and Hypotheses can't define how I be dropping these mockeries,

Lyrically performed armed robberies, flee with the lottery possibly they slaguhter me.
This biography would be great for gifted kids to introduce them to philosophy. Funny illustrations!
June Pecchia
Great introduction to this timeless philospher... adults may enjoy it as a refresher course...
a great historical story of socrates and his influence on history and thought
Nice intro to Socrates.
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I am a UVM alumnus (B.A. in Greek and Latin) and joined the UVM faculty in 2000. Before attending UVM as an undergraduate I apprenticed in Germany as a post-and-beam carpenter. Upon graduation from UVM, I earned my PhD in Classics at The University of Chicago.

I teach courses in Greek and Latin language and in classical civilization. I have also taught in the Integrated Humanities Program, the Teac
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