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Thought to be the son of a stone-mason, this famous Athenian philosopher believed in teaching through encouraging and challenging others to question their beliefs, preconceptions and prejudices.

He wrote nothing himself: it is mainly through Plato's early dialogues and Xenophon's memoirs that we know about his teaching methods and personality. He condemned the often glib, ready-made rules for success as offered by the Sophists, and regarded it as his duty to shake people out of ill-founded complacency.

He was condemned to death in Athens in 399BC, aged 70, and forced to drink hemlock.

dimensions etc Height including his base: 21cm
material Surprisingly light, but fragile, he is made of keramin - a plaster/polymer compound with an ochre finish applied by hand. The base is dark grey faux-marble.
country of origin Made in Greece.

head of Sokrates

  • Code:WB-34
  • Status: In Stock
  • £32.00

  • ex UK VAT: £26.67