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In his funeral oration, Pericles celebrates the Athenian democracy for its tolerance. The Athenians treasure freedom of speech as essential to true democracy. Yet this same Athenian democracy puts to death its greatest thinker and teacher, Socrates. Why?
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Logic to the endgame

a short intro course that, if you know only that Socrates committed suicide and nothing more, take a half-hour and listen to Prof. Fears explain how and why Socrates willingly submitted to this trial. A good capsule to a historic event.