Socrates on his Sentence

“The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways – I to die, and you to live. Which is better God only knows.”

Socrates in Plato’s “Apology”

For this post, I offer Socrates’ final utterance and perhaps the most stoic depiction of death. Do you believe it has only been drawn up so admirably by Plato?

Personally, I would not doubt that Socrates acted so stoically. For additional commentary on “Apology” I direct you to this video where I first found this work and was inspired to read it.

To read “Apology,” I recommend using the following link where you may read it for free:

The text itself is only approximately 32 pages in any regularly sized book.

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