Socrates, an Athenian philosopher of Ancient Greece, a man of great wisdom and knowledge, was put to death at trial, by the accusation of impiety, and corrupting the youths of society. “The Apology” written by Plato, the Defence of Socrates as it would sound, gives us an overview of what happened at the trial. Socrates had a few accusations up against him and they weren 't that simple to defend against, but that did not stop him, he came prepared and knew what he was in for, that gave him the upper hand and he was able to successfully and flawlessly defend against any accusation and statement that the accusers sent out against him. The main Accuser was Melytus, he was supported by most of the assembly and his two compatriots Anytus and Lycon.
Sure, when one reads about Operation Praying mantis you might think that he ordered the act out of hate, but what some don't realize iran used the thing Praying Mantis destroyed to oppress and bring terror to others. So in the act of violence Reagan helped free people from an operation. Another example of his actions helping others is his speech directed to Gorbachev. His speech helped start the end of the tyrannical Russian rule of west berlin. Even when he was personally attacked by an assassin.Reagan, even though he was shot and went into intensive surgery, he later forgave his would be the assassin and aren't we all called to forgive not seven but 77 times, meaning we should forgive everybody as many times necessary.
According to chapter two, dying for Christ in the manner in which he himself died has become the ideal for generations. This is where it appears that Jesus demonstrates as being "weak". The cause for this is that no one could mistake him for being the only divine. It is argued in chapter two that the death of Jesus appears as a kind of philosophical martyrdom but in the aspect of where Christians are borrowing Jewish and pagan martyrdom traditions. For instance, Jesus comes into comparison with Socrates in references to be a philosopher according to Luke.
Gandhi was assassinated on January 30th 1948 by a Hindu nationalist who held him guilty for favoring Pakistan and strongly opposed the doctrine of nonviolence. As I have shown you great people with foresight seldom survive to see their dreams become a reality. The death of a great leader rocks a nation and provides the fuel to stoke the embers into flames of change. Assassination may seem like a good idea when dealing with megalomaniacs and dictators such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein, etc. but as we have learned throughout history that there are always people who are more than willing to pick up where they left off and sometimes the original is the lesser of the two evils.
(New Kings James Full Color Bible, John 18.15-27) Also showing peer pressure, in The Iliad, specifically book six, Menelaus is peer pressured into knocking Adestrus away from him, and then is killed by Agamemnon for doing so. Before pushing Adestrus, Agamemnon criticizes him harshly and then it states, “...with these words, by this appeal to justice, he changed his brother’s mind. So Menelaus shoved heroic Adestrus.” (Homer 73-75). Agamemnon called Melelaus “soft-hearted” and said, “Let no one escape. Let everyone in Troy be slaughtered,without pity, without leaving any trace.”(Homer 63-72) Menelaus was motivated by the criticism to push Adestrus to satisfy Agamemnon.
Plato was one of the greatest Greek philosophers and was also considered as one of the most important personalities in history. He was known for his work in Apology, Phaedo, Symposium and Republic. The reason for Meno being so important is because it is probably one of the earliest dialogues created by Plato, and it starts off by Meno asking Socrates whether or not the virtue can be taught, and Socrates allures a slave boy to support his claim. Socrates asked the boy a mathematical question, and the boy answers the question completely wrong. This scenario was one of the first examples of mathematical problem.
In Euthyphro of The Trial and Death of Socrates by Plato, Socrates is visiting the court of Athens to learn about their system and customs. During his investigation, Socrates notices that Euthyphro is passing and engages in a conversation with him by questioning his actions. From this dialogue, it 's discovered that Socrates is being charged with corrupting the young and not believing in the gods of the city. Later, in the Apology, Socrates presents an argument against these accusations but it’s found guilty because of his moral beliefs and his inability of code-switching resulting in his sentence to death. Lastly, Socrate beliefs regarding the death penalty and the laws of Athens are revealed in Crito, as he awaits execution.
This Oligarchy exiled and murdered thousands of people and took their property. The leaders of this regime were coined "The Thirty Tyrants". It was rumored that Socrates supported these "Thirty Tyrants" and when they ordered Socrates to arrest Leon of Salamis he refused, but didn 't care to warn Leon of impending danger. After democracy was restored in Athens, Socrates was considered a pest and called "gadfly" because of his inquiry, using the Socratic method he was exposing issues with Athenian politicians. He claimed that he was "a sort of gadfly, given to the state by God; and the state is a great and noble steed who is tardy in his motions owing to his very size, and requires to be stirred into life."
Aeneas was honest and followed through on his promise to found Rome, decisive when it came time to kill king Turnus and persistent in following the destiny he was called for, thus being effective in his leadership. Oedipus, however, was an ineffective leader compared to Churchill and Aeneas. He was honest to his people, but was rash in his decisions, and persistent in a negative way in front of his followers. Churchill led his country to victory in World War II, and Aeneas founded one of the greatest civilizations in all history. Oedipus was exiled from Thebes, and lived out his life as an old blind man., while Aeneas found greatness in his responsibility as an effective
Mikayla Horner Pd. 5 12/10/16 Julius Caesar Writing Assignment Julius Caesar a play written by William Shakespeare between the marvelous characters and the vicious fights. There is 2 important speeches made in the book, they are said by the characters Antony and Brutus. Brutus made a speech to the citizens telling them he did kill caesar, but he did it for the greater good for Rome. Antony also made a speech explaining that Caesar was a good man killed in cold blood.