Facts about Socrates and his daily life.

People know very little about Socrates' early life. Socrates was born in 470 B.C and lived in Athens his whole life (except for the part where he was a soldier!). Socrates is a great thinker beacause he believed in the importance of reason to develop ideas and identify truths. Socrates was brought to trial in 399 bc and charged with corrupting the minds of young people and not giving religion enough respect.