BC: Socrates was eventually killed by the Athenian government for his beliefs. 557 people showed up to his trial . He was such a great teacher, he taught until his death, and uncovered many things believed to be "the truth".
FC: Wisdom begins in wonder. -Socrates By: Jake Gerkin Period: 7
1: Socrates is considered the wisest man ever to live, to reach the truth, he wants to increase his knowledge and find out what other people know to become smarter. He joins a large group of the most intelligent Athenians here and learns about the mysterious that he is unfamiliar with. | Socrates was a man of dedication, if he set his mind to a goal, it would happen no matter what.
2: Socrates was a man who spoke what he believed, it did not matter if he was being threatened by the government, he stood strong. The government did not like Socrates, because he contradicted what they believed in and started to convince some of the towns people. He was trying to speak what he believed the truth was.
4: Socrates had a loving relationship with his closest friend, and his star student, Plato. Here they are having a discussion, and it looks as though Socrates is teaching Plato. Plato turns into just as good of a philosopher as his teacher. H wants Plato to continue preaching the truth when he is gone.
6: Even though Socrates fought in the military, the government did not accept him. Socrates was a brave soldier, and he always listened o commands. He fought in the military during his youth. He believed that being brave could discover any truth.
7: Socrates never wrote anything down. We thank Plato for his ability and joy to write, as he documented everything his teacher did. This was unique, because every other philosopher wrote during this time.
8: The Athenian Government had a major issue with Socrates, and they were even angrier with him then before. They had to put an end to Socrates, to keep the government from being abandoned.
10: Another key reason the government was against Socrates was because he did not believe the gods and goddesses had as much power over humans as the government said. Again, Socrates speaking what he believes.