Hughes, Bettany.

The hemlock cup : Socrates, Athens, and the search for the good life / Bettany Hughes. - 1st U.S. ed. - New York : A.A. Knopf, 2011. - xxxv, 484 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.

Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2010.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 438-472) and index.

A dual portrait of the classical philosopher and fifth-century B.C. Athens draws on the latest sources to offer insight into the period's daily realities and elements ranging from the gymnasia and the red-light district to the battlefields and the teeming Agora where Socrates frequently spoke and was condemned to death.

1400041791 : $35.00 9781400041794 : $35.00

2010045486


Socrates.


Philosophers--Greece--Athens--Biography.
Philosophers, Ancient--Biography.


Athens (Greece)--Biography.

B316 / .H84 2011

183/.2 B B

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