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How many people know that the initiator of the father of Western thought was a woman? His sublime teachings on beauty and love explicitly come from his beloved Diotima. Who knows the stunning heroic stories of Sokrates from the battlefield, how he alone stared down the entire Delium army? Who knows about the Sage of Athens standing perfectly still, beholding the beauty around him for 24 hours, then going about his business as normal? Or drink everyone under the table til dawn, then begin his day as usual, confronting as many people as he could to live a better life? Who knows that Socrates was renowned for his dancing? Or marched for days on ice in his bare feet? And his interactions with his young blonde shrew will leave you repeating his quips with new laughter. His courtroom drama will have your jaw drop open and his humor on his last day will make you cry again.
Our conventional image of Sokrates comes to us from countless dry scholarly accounts that present a wise if ironic old philosopher, shuffling and lounging in the streets of Athens, asking questions that never lead to answers, and finally resigning himself in questionable fashion to a scapegoat death on philosophical principle.
But the living Sokrates was a passionate, rollicking, paradoxical figure, a man of extraordinary integrity, depth, intellect and originality who mastered his immense appetites with a warrior's self-discipline. This Sokrates was more Jedi Knight than calm Yoda, more Zorba the Greek than serene Buddha. He was a comic sage and a true hero, tried, tested and proven on the battlefields of ancient Greece. He was bold in action, passionate in love, penetrating in thought and speech, and capable of extraordinary yogic feats of superhuman endurance. His fearless, irreverent, paradoxical behavior provoked such controversy that he was falsely accused by Athens' power elite, and executed by the state. This Sokrates, the complex, compelling human character at the center of this epochal historical theater, has never been dramatically brought to life on the page, until now.
bound: 314 pages
publisher: Tripod Press; 1 edition (May 6, 2017)
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