Why Was Socrates Executed?

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According to I. F. Stone's Trial of Socrates, the real reason Socrates was executed in 399 B.C.E. was that the people of Athens blamed him for spreading anti-democratic teachings. Not only did he spread them, but two of his pupils, Critias and Alcibiades, were active in serious attempts to overthrow Athenian democracy.
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Socrates was executed by drinking hemlock, a kind of poisonous plant.
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Socrates's followers encouraged him to flee, and citizens expected him to do so and
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please read this. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trial_of_So….
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Socrates was tried for impiety and for corrupting the youth of Athens. For questioning the gods. Sentenced to death by drinking a cup of hemlock.
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