THE HEMLOCK CUP: Socrates, Athens, and the Search for the Good Life

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A smart and entertaining "biography" of Socrates as shaped against the great experiment of democracy in 5th-century BCE Athens.British historian and journalist Hughes (Helen of Troy, 2005) again seizes an elusive subject and fleshes it out by depicting the world around it. In this case, the Athenian philosopher who never wrote a word of his own springs to life through the work of his ... Read full review

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Review: The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life

User Review  - Yong Lee - Goodreads

One of the best books I've read in a long time. Bethany Hughes writing is unlike other academics. It is descriptive but narrative without being melodramatic. Story of Socrates is the story of Athens, and the city features prominently as the great man himself. Read full review

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