By: Ella Erwin

"True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us"


Socrates was saying how ignorance comes from when people find themselves to be all knowing of everything. When someone has true wisdom, they are fully aware of the fact that they do not know everything. When someone understands that they always have more to learn about the world. When someone knows that they do not know everything, they are more capable of opening up to new knowledge. Whereas if you think that you know everything, you are less likely to except new information.


This quote ties into Ancient Greece because the men and boys who lived in Ancient Greece strived to gain the most intelligence that they could without being ignorant. This relates to the society because it is a patriarchy. Although I am sure that most, if not all, the women and girls wanted to learn. I am sure that these females would most certainly want to go to school and to get an education, but because of their gender, they were view as objects. These women were not to get an education because they were seen as trophies or just wives. Women were not to grow and learn to have true wisdom as the men were.


"Know Thyself - Socrates." Google Images. 12 September 2016

"Socrates Images." Google Images. 12 September 2016