A Conversation for Classic Poisons


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"In 399 BC the philosopher Socrates was found guilty by the Athenian jury of corrupting the youth and interfering with the religion of the city. Socrates gracefully accepted the verdict and, in the presence of his friends and disciples, ended his own life with a goblet of poison."

An underlying reason Socrates was put on trial (or an expansion on 'corrupting the youth') was that one of the tyrants placed in charge of Athens by the conquering Spartans was a former student of his, and after the tyrants were overthrown, Athens wasn't too happy about Socrates' involvement.

All right, this was posted far too late, isn't a necessary addition to the entry, and was incredibly nerdy besides. Ah well.smiley - smiley

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