wombat_socho (wombat_socho) wrote,

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The death of Socrates

I'm not done reading the Great Dialogues of Plato yet, nor have I finished wading through the Phaedrus, but I get the impression that the morals charge against Socrates was just window dressing. What the Athenians were really trying to do was get rid of an irritating smartass.

12/23 Update: Finished the Phaedrus, which doesn't bear much resemblance to its description in Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance. The preceding statement stands, only more so.
Tags: books, culture w/o politics
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