The historical Socrates

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History Today
Vol. 59, no. 1 (January 2009), p. 24-29

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The popular image of Socrates as a man of immense moral integrity was largely the creation of his pupil Plato. If we examine evidence of his trial, argues Robin Waterfield, a different picture emerges, of a cunning politician opposed to Athenian democracy