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Good Brief Humorless Good Points Was Socrates wise to stay in Athens to die Examine firstly the context of the word wise Socrates wasnt wise in the sense of preserving his own life as he stayed to die He was encouraged and given the chance to escape by his friend Crito but Socrates did not want to escape Why Socrates was a wise man He believed in absolutes and pursued the knowledge of mans source of goodness and virtue He believed that the repayment of evil with evil was wrong In short Socrates was a very moral person He stayed in Athens because he said that he had lived by the laws of the country for all his life He had enjoyed the privileges of a civilized society and that he had been treated as any other citizen would have come to expect Now that the laws didnt suit him was it fit for him to ignore them Crito in vain tries to dissuade him Socrates compares the laws of the state to a fathermentor figure The state says that all of the laws and statutes have protected him and raised him His parents were married by the law and the same saw to it that he was educated Now the state says Is it alright
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