"It is not living that matters, but living rightly"

In this quotation, Socrates is saying how it does not matter whether you lived, or not, if you didn't live a good life. If your life consisted of only playing it safe, and not actually living, then that is not a life well lived. Socrates is trying to tell people to live their live's to the fullest, and to not have any regrets. This is because even if you lived your life, it doesn't mean that your life was worth living. He is trying to convince people to take risks in their lives, to do the things that they have always wanted to do, and to accomplish their goals. This relates to what we already know about Socrates because we know that he was not afraid to try new things, no matter what it meant. He went after what he believed in to try and help others because he was willing to take risks and to live his life to the fullest.

This quote relates to what we already know about Ancient Greece because we know that Greece was the creator of many new ideas that led to inspirations for the whole world, like Athens democracy and how they used their geography to benefit them. Greece was not afraid to take risks in how they controlled their country, which relates to the quote. When the answer to something was not easy, the Greeks didn't just give up, but they persisted through their challenges and created something better. They turned their hardships into something great, and they allowed their country to be a benefit to others, making it worth existing.

Works Cited

"Socrates." Google Images. 19 September 2016.

"Socrates Trial." Google Images. 19 September 2016.