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The hemlock cup : Socrates, Athens, and the search for the good life / Bettany Hughes.

By: Hughes, Bettany.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2011Edition: 1st U.S. ed.Description: xxxv, 484 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 1400041791 :; 9781400041794 :.Subject(s): Socrates | Philosophers -- Greece -- Athens -- Biography | Philosophers, Ancient -- Biography | Athens (Greece) -- BiographyDDC classification: 183/.2 | B | B Summary: 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.
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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.

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