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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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