February 15, 399 BCE

On February 15, 399 BCE, Socrates was sentenced to death by the city of Athens for corrupting the minds of the youths and impiety toward the gods. It seemed the ‘Gadfly’ of Athens asked the ‘wrong’ philosophical questions and embarrassed the wrong people one time too many. Socrates was a rock star before there was even rock music.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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