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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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User Review  - Sullywriter - LibraryThing

Though the copious details are at times overwhelming, Hughes does a beautiful job depicting the ancient Athens of Socrates and renders a superb portrait of the philosopher. Vivid and fascinating. Read full review

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