As an Athenian citizen, influenced by the works of Hippocrates, Thuydides, and others, I completely disagree with...
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After considering the testaments of Thucydides and Hippocrates that knowledge is advantageous to the cultural, social, and political advancement and betterment of Athenian society, it is virtually impossible to condemn Socrates to death for his contributions to these important ideas. Socrates stated, "I go about arousing, and urging and reproaching each one of you, constantly alighting upon you everywhere the whole day long" (Human Record 118). If he had not inspired so many people to become thinkers as he was, and to explore secular ideas, Athenian society would not have thrived as it did. In fact, modern society probably would not be as intellectually advanced as it is today had its predecessors such as Socrates, Thucydides, and Hippocrates, listened to the governors of their society and followed their rules prohibiting the pursuit of knowledge.
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