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The Trial of Socrates

Lecture no. 20 from the course: Famous Greeks

 The Trial of Socrates

Taught by Professor J. Rufus Fears | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

In his funeral oration, Pericles celebrates the Athenian democracy for its tolerance. The Athenians treasure freedom of speech as essential to true democracy. Yet this same Athenian democracy puts to death its greatest thinker and teacher, Socrates. Why?

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b********m
July 18, 2019
This is wonderful. Prof. Fears puts the Trial in the context of what preceded it and distills the essence of the Trial in a way that's easy to understand.

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b********m
June 1, 2019
i love you rufus fears

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d********m
May 23, 2019

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