Biography of Socrates


Socrates. Born about 469 B.C., Athenian philosopher. Worked at first as a sculptor, but afterwards devoted himself to gratuitous teaching. Socrates served as a soldier in the Peloponnesian War, saving the lives of his pupils, Alcibiades and Xenophon, at Potidaea and Delium; was finally condemned to drink hemlock on a charge of impiety and the corruption of youth, 399 B.C.