Socrates Except

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Socrates

Socrates


Socrates, as known by Renault, was a beautiful creature. Not physically
beautiful, but internally and fundamentally beautiful. It was he who said:
When you assume the show of any virtue, you open a credit account, which one day
you will have to meet or go broke (pp. 398). According to Renault, Socrates
taught children free of charge. He often walked and talked with children and
young men in the market. They discussed, or more accurately argued in a calm
manner, various issues ranging from the sciences to religion. Socrates, however,
usually avoided the subject of government whenever possible. Socrates believed
his role in life was to teach a new understanding of virtues, it was these
virtues that revolved around much of the controversies. The citizens thought
that Socrates poisoned the minds of children. Causing them to lose respect for
parents and elders. It was said that he did not believe in conventional gods
either. This is shown by Strymon on pp. 181 and 182, "I imagine the in your own
circle of friends, what we have heard is nothing out of the way. Where the
teacher (Socrates) does not even worship the immortal gods, but sets the aside
for his new divinities, one can hardly expect in the pupil much reverence for
age and kinship in mere men." Parents blamed the lack of respect for elders on
Socrates. In truth Renault says that he was only giving them guidance so that
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