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.
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Vivid and fascinating. The Hemlock Cup is actually three narratives in one book: the physicality and history of Athens during Socrates' life, a largely-guesswork biography of Socrates, and a guided tour through the digs in Bettany Hughes. Search by title, catalog stock , author, isbn, etc. By: Bettany Hughes.
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