The Death of Socrates Print

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The Death of Socrates. The image was originally 1787 oil on canvas painting by the French painter Jacques-Louis David.Like many of his paintings from that decade, the Death of Socrates focuses on a classical subject. In this case, it is the story of Socrates's execution, as told by Plato in Phaedo. In this story, Socrates, as punishment for criticizing Critias, the tyrant of Athens, is told he must either drink the poison hemlock or face exile. Socrates, rather than fleeing, uses his death as a final lesson for his pupils, and faces it calmly.

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