Socrates (469 – 399 BCE)

"He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy."

What does this quote mean?

I like this quote a lot because this is what I believe is how everyone should live their lives. What this quote means is that you should stand up for what you believe in and don't back down. This quote relates to Socrates because he was very courageous and stood up for what he believed in. Socrates was tried and executed for teaching the youth his ways. He probably knew this was going to happen, but he had the courage to keep teaching. Socrates lived his life standing up for what he believed in and this that is why the quote is similar to him.

How does this quote relate to Ancient Greece?

This quote relates to ancient Greek government. It relates because many times when two regions believed in different ways of government they would have to stand up to each other and fight for what government they believed in. For example if Sparta where told by a foreigner to change their government, they would probably execute the foreigner that said that because they believe in their government. Another example of how this quote relates to Ancient Greek is Humanism. The quote means to not run away but stay strong and stand up for what you believe is true. This quote relates to humanism because humans could control there own lives and do what they want to do and not do what the gods say.