The Hemlock Cup

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Random House, Mar 22, 2011 - 544 pages
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Brilliant overview about the time of Socrates. - Goodreads
But at times Hughes's writing style annoyed me. - Goodreads
Her prose floats through voluminous details. - Goodreads
Bethany Hughes writing is unlike other academics. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Mac - Goodreads

I read this book at the perfect time, while I was traveling in Athens. Bettany Hughes has written a biography of Socrates, but since the known facts of his life are few, she compensates by detailing ... Read full review

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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