“Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing.”
The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates is known to us through the writings of his student Plato. Socrates was born in 470 B.C. After serving in the Peloponnesian War, he studied science and philosophy. He taught by asking a series of questions intended to make the student rethink his beliefs, to test whether they are based on reason or hearsay. This is known as the Socratic method. He was executed in 399 B.C. for impiety because he questioned everything, even the gods.