The world that birthed Socrates and its enduring impact

  • Royal Geographical Society |
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  • Thursday, 28 February 2013 - 19:00 until 20:00

 

Bettany Hughes is one of our best-known broadcasters, and a specialist in ancient Mediterranean history.

This talk is based on her book ‘The Hemlock Cup’. Its Athenian subject, Socrates, contributed to a city that nurtured key ingredients of contemporary civilisation – democracy, liberty, science, drama, rational thought. Yet, as he wrote nothing in his lifetime, he himself is an enigmatic figure.

Bettany followed in the footsteps of Socrates across Greece and Asia Minor to shed new light on his world. Hosted by the World Monuments Fund, Britain.

This event has been organised by a local supporter group to help raise money for the Art Fund. 

Venue details

Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore London SW7 2AR