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Greek philosopher
(429-347 BC)



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Socrates, he says, breaks the law by corrupting young men and not recognizing the gods that the city recognizes, but some other new deities.
-- Apologia 24b


This was the end, Echekrates, of our friend; a man of whom we may say that of all whom we met at that time he was the wisest and justest and best.
-- Speaking of the death of Socrates, in: Phaedo 118A

Behold! human beings living in an underground den ... Like ourselves ... they see only their own shadows, or the shadows of one another, which the fire throws on the opposite wall of the cave.
-- The Republic, bk 7, 515b


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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