World History Moment: The Death of Socrates

World History Moment: The Death of Socrates
World History Moment: The Death of Socrates

World History Moment: The Death of Socrates

The famous Greek philosopher Socrates died on February 15, 399 BC. He died by drinking hemlock, after being found guilty by jury of 500 citizens. Historian John Schmidt recalls why the jury found him guilty of corrupting the youth of Athens. Guest: John Schmidt is a historian and author of “On this day in Chicago history.”