The Trial of Socrates 399 BCE

The Trial of Socrates is a story about Socrates which took place in the year 399 BCE

Trial of Socrates
Trial of Socrates

Socrates (c. 470–399 BCE) was a Greek philosopher who lived from c. 470 to 399 BCE.

Socrates’ trial pitted a “squat, unattractive, barefoot man… with bulging eyes, large lips, and a pot belly” against Athenian democracy’s tenets. The renowned teacher and philosopher was accused of “impiety,” for neglecting to recognize the Athenian gods, for creating new deities, for corrupting the youth, and for putting the state in jeopardy.

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