The Death of Socrates


by Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825)
published on 26 April 2012

The Death of Socrates (1787)depicting the philosopher about to drink the hemlock in his jail cell, surrounded by his friends, as related in Plato's dialogue of the Phaedo.

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