Thirty Tyrants

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  • The Apology And Interpretation Of The Trial Of Socrates

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    The Apology is Plato 's account and interpretation of the trial of Socrates (399 BC). When the Thirty Tyrants were ruling Athens, Socrates was asked by them to help capture Leon of Salamis, a wealthy man. This arrest was to be made simply because Leon was a just Democrat and the Tyrants wanted to take his huge estate for themselves. Socrates disobeyed these orders hence why he was later executed as a traitor of Athens. Meletus was the man who then brought Socrates before a jury for prosecution. Socrates

  • Why Is Socrates Accused Of Two Crimes?

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    The War finally won the conflict by destroying the Athenian fleet at Aegospotami in 405 BCE. After the defeat of Athens a group of rulers came to power. The Thirty as they were called The Thirty Tyrants who ruled for eight months (Planeaux, 2015). During their rule they sort to make Athens into Sparta. The Athenians fought back and the Tyrants were overthrown in 403 BC, and the Athenian democracy was restored. (Planeaux,

  • Axial View Of The Trial Of Socrates

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    In Plato’s account of the trial of Socrates he wrote, “It is intimation that what has happened to me is good, and that those of us who think death is an evil are in error” (Plato 112). Socrates, a philosopher in Athens, was tried and executed, but did not fear death. Athens, like other cities around the world, took part in an axial transformation in which the people valued compassion and finding the truths of life. The execution of Socrates emphasizes the regression of Athenian values. [Need another

  • Essay about Socrates: Much More Than A Legend

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    Around the fourth century BCE, philosophy in Ancient Greece arose rapidly. This early form was speculative, so it was based entirely off the reasoning process without any factuality involved. While the Hellenistic Era approached, philosophy was taken to a whole new level. During Greece’s Golden Age, Socrates emerged expanding on these basic beliefs by using his inquisitive mind. Although Socrates’ ideology set the basis for western thought, his dedication to his beliefs brought him about as a polarizing

  • Socrates As A Citizen Of Athens

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    As a citizen of Athens I am outraged by the outcome of Socrates trial. Socrates is guilty and it is blasphemous that he was acquitted in his trial. Socrates speaks blasphemous things of our gods and he is an enemy of the state as well as the citizens. Socrates is poisoning the minds of our people and places philosophers as greater than everybody else. Socrates is a plague on our society and by acquitting him we the people have allowed his ideas to continue to poison our society. I am disappointed

  • Allegory Of The Cave Essay

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    The Allegory of the Cave Plato, a Greek philosopher, wrote the Allegory of the Cave to compare the effect of education and the lack of it on our nature. It questions reality, knowledge, and the meaning of life. He described life as like being chained up in a cave, forced to watch shadows flitting across a stone wall. The Allegory of the Cave is found in Book VII of The Republic, in which the Greek philosopher envisioned the ideal society by examining concepts like justice, truth, and beauty. In the

  • Revised Speech On Voting Rights

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    citizenship to those foreigners who would relocate to his city and earn a trade. How can the origin of one’s parents change so much about a person? Lysias for example, a wealthy medic, helped us to regain our city from the tyrannical rule of the thirty tyrants by donating a large sum of money to my cause. I have, as of this moment, not pay Lucius back, and yet here he sits, Not hounding me for the

  • Socrates : The Father Of Philosophy

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    undermining other Grecians’ intelligence. He also mocked Greek’s religion by creating other Gods he said overthrew the Greek Gods. Finally, Socrates corrupted the youth of Greece and due to his influence, two of his students became part the tyrannical thirty appointed by the Spartan’s after Athens’s defeat in the Peloponnesian War. Though Socrates has added a lot to the world of philosophy, because of his arrogance and hubris, his sacrilegious attitude toward Greek religion, and the corruption of his

  • Socrates Punishment And Punishments

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    In most circumstances ending the life of a criminal as their punishment usually reflects the magnitude of the crimes that they committed, crimes that often involve the deaths of others or equally heinous actions, yet one historical example stands out for not following this rule. In 399 BC, in Athens, Greece, two men put a meek philosopher named Socrates on trial for two crimes he purportedly committed: not following state gods and corrupting the youth. These charges alleged against Socrates reflected

  • Silanoin

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    The sculpture was made during the Late Classical Period, which was the era that had an increased motion in expressive art during the 4th century. The sculptors of the 4th century Late Classical period developed Classical sculpture from idealized, life-like, stoic statues to depicting narratives and figures in less ideal states (Boundless, 2015). This period begins with the ending of the High Classical Period and with the start and end of the Peloponnesian War from 431 to 404 BCE leaving Sparta victorious