socrates

     

Socrates (Greek: Σωκράτης c. 469 BC–399 BC) was a Classical Greek philosopher. Consiered one of the founders of Western philosophy, he strongly influenced Plato, who was his student, and Aristotle, whom Plato taught. His work continues to form an important part of the study of philosophy.

Trivia about socrates

  • "Crito, I owe a cock to Aesculapius; do not forget to pay it"
  • Books about him were written by Plato & Xenophon, both students of his
  • In 399 B.C. this philosopher was convicted by a jury of 500 men on a vote of 280 to 220
  • Plato's "Phaedo" describes this philosopher's execution by hemlock
  • Xanthippe's husband, he had his own "method" of asking questions
  • Aristotle Onassis' middle name; it was also the name of a Greek philosopher
  • Born in Athens in 469 B.C., thought up his method, drank down his hemlock
  • He was quoted by Plato as saying, "No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death"
  • He developed his own method of inquiry, but as he didn't write it down we mostly know of it from Plato
  • Sentenced to death by poison for corrupting the youth of Athens, he took the fatal swig in 399 B.C.
  • Seen here, the death of this Athenian philosopher was immortalized by Jacques-Louis David in 1787
  • Born c. 470 B.C.; taught a bit, tried & died c. 399 B.C.; met Bill & Ted in 1989
  • In Plato's dialogue "Phaedrus", this philosopher discourses on the rebirth of the soul
  • Plato referred to this Athenian philosopher & mentor as "the justest man of that time"
  • Keep up the pace! question--response--question-- response--OK, break. Be sure to drink hemlock
  • This Athenian philosopher who died in 399 B.C. was highly regarded for his self-control & moral outlook
  • Aristotle Onassis' middle name was that of this great Greek philosopher
  • "The unexamined life is not worth living", said this Greek who took his own life
  • He said, "Bad men live to eat & drink whereas good men eat & drink in order to live"
  • Plato % Xenophon left accounts of this philosopher who wrote nothing himself
  • Jacques-Louis David's 1787 painting "The Death of" this Athenian shows him being offered a cup of hemlock
  • The accusers in his 399 B.C. trial were Meletus, Anytus & Lycon
  • Parmenides, Mr. One Unchanging Reality, was a major thinker pre-this man born around 470 B.C.
  • In "The Clouds" by Aristophanes, a man desires to send his son to study with this Greek philosopher
  • In Plato's "Apology", he's quoted as saying, "Death may be the greatest of all human blessings"
  • Plato's "Phaedo" describes this man's final days, including his death by poison
  • At age 70, this Athenian was put on trial for "not believing in the gods the state believes in"
  • Xanthippe (c. 450 B.C.)