Socrates Bust, British Museum

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 15 May 2016

Socrates (469-399 BCE) was the intellectual father of Greek philosophy. His self-denying pursuit of true knowledge brought him into conflict with the piety laws of his native Athens, where his eventual prosecution led to enforced suicide. His physical appearance was famously unattractive, belying the inner beauty of his spirit. Roman copy of a lost Greek original 380-360 BCE. (The British Museum, London)



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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