By- Jenna Foster and Caroline Howell


Socrates was born circa 470 BC, in Athens, Greece. We know of his life through the writings of his students, including Plato and Xenophon. His "Socratic method," laid the groundwork for Western systems of logic and philosophy. When the political climate of Greece turned, Socrates was sentenced to death by hemlock poisoning in 399 BC. He accepted this judgment rather than fleeing into exile.

His Contemporaries

Socrates fellow contemporaries was mainly his student Plato and Aristotle.

Notable Writting

Socrates wrote nothing down. So what we know of him and the writings we have are from four scholars, Xenophon, Plato, Aristotle, and Aristophanes.