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Prison of Socrates, Athens

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  • Going up through the path that leads to the Filopappo you will find these three communicating caves that were the prison of Socrates as always the great are misunderstood in their own home... Makes you think
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  • We struggled to find the site, through lack of signs, but having located various maps as we walked around Philapappos Hill we deduced its whereabouts. As you enter the pathway to the hill, from the ar...  more »
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  • Wonderful park and lots of ancient monuments/excavation sites to explore here. The Prison of Socrates, as named here, is most likely not the original prison the philosopher Socrates was put behind bars in, but rather a legendary location adhered to the original area where this happened. In WWII the "prison" was used to store ancient relics of the Acropolis. It is also speculated that the location was once used as an old Greek/Roman Bath.
  • The most important thing is to know why he was inprisoned. He was accused of two charges: impiety) against the pantheon of Athens, and corruption of the youth of the city-state; the accusers cited two impious acts by Socrates: “failing to acknowledge the gods that the city acknowledges” and “introducing new deities. He was found guilty and executed obliged drinking a poisonous beverage of hemlock.
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