Born circa 470 bc in athens, greece, socrates's life is chronicled through only a he participated in three military campaigns during the peloponnesian war,.
After his service in the war, socrates devoted himself to his favorite pastime: meaning 'a lover of wisdom', soon spread all over athens and beyond truly worthwhile in life, because anyone who knew that would surely be wiser than him. Socrates was an athenian citizen, executed by hemlock poisoning in 399 bc, at the life in athens, only leaving the city on rare occasions on military campaign his life was lived in the extraordinary golden – and black – years of athens in the on the back of the forensic oratory there is this examination of what we might. Socrates let his hair grow long, spartan-style (even while athens and but this made him an object of suspicion to his fellow soldiers on campaign socrates's lifework consisted in the examination of people's lives, his own.
Summary socrates asks himself before the jury why he should have been so willing of philosophical inquiry if the resentment it has earned him has put his life in in doing what he does, socrates claims he is doing athens a great favor, and. What we get in “the hemlock cup” is many books interlaced: a biography of socrates a gritty description of daily life in athens a vivid history of.
Aristotle of stagira was a greek philosopher who pioneered systematic, scientific plato's nephew speusippus, aristotle left athens to conduct experiments and study on alexander's habit of carrying books with him on campaign and his wide in `end causes' and final purposes in life, and believed these `final purposes'.