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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  - Robert Case - Goodreads

This book is a must read for anyone who enjoys learning about the Bronze Age or reading historical fiction about that era. Socrates was such a prominent figure. His legacy has survived, resonating ... Read full review

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