The Life and Opinions of Socrates

The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers by Diogenes Laertius is one of our main sources of anecdotes about ancient Greek philosophy.  It was written around the first half the 3rd century AD but draws heavily on earlier sources. The information Diogenes gives us isn’t always reliable.  Nevertheless, he remains one of our most important sources… Continue reading The Life and Opinions of Socrates

Socrates the Soldier

Some notes on Socrates’ military service, and how it’s described in the surviving sources.

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