Socrates

Socrates (469-399 BCE) -

The Father of Moral Philosophy

  1. The Historical Background to Socrates (part 1)

    1. The Rise of the Athenian Democracy/Empire

      1. The Persian Wars 490-479BCE
        1. The Ionian Revolt - 499-493 BCE
        2. The First Persian War - 490 BCE
        3. The Second Persian War - 480-479 BCE

      2. Perikles and the Hegemony of Athens (479-431 BCE)

    2. The Rise of the Sophists (sophos - wise man)

    3. The Importance of Rhetoric in Democratic Athens

  2. The Historical Background to Socrates (part 2)

    1. The Fall of the Athenian Empire -

      1. The Peloponnesian War 431-404BCE - Athens vs. Sparta

      2. The Rule of the Thirty Tyrants/The Restoration (404-403BCE)

    2. Socrates' Unfortunate Associations:

      1. Kritias
      2. Alkibides


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