Why Socrates Died: Dispelling the Myths
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
Waterfield, who lives on a f ...more
His track of thought is that Socrates was a great philosopher & very eccentric at the same time he believes that the much read theories of the last days of the great man was basically something his two illustrious students creatio ...more
In the course of a gallop through the Peloponnesian Wars, Waterfield shines a light on areas not covered by Thucydides, filling in many gaps for the reade ...more
I would be very interested in a Freudian perspective on the relation between S ...more