Greek Myth Of Theseus Analysis

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In the Phaedo there are several ways that it could be a reenactment of the Greek Myth of Theseus. In the reenactment Socrates being the Minotaur and the Athenian followers he has being the Fourteen people being sent to their death by. The Athenian Government would take the role in the story as Theseus. In addition, there also being several other relatable events that factor in Phaedo being a reenactment of the Myth of Theseus. The first Comparison in the of two stories is Socrates and the Minotaur. In Athens Socrates is put on trial for corrupting and taking advantage of young adult minds. Much like in the Minotuar in the eyes of the Athenian Government Socrates is a Monster, but unlike in the Minotaur in the Greek Myth killing and eating his pray Socrates uses words and ideas to capture his pray who are the youth of Athens. The Next comparison is the Athenian Government to Theseus. If Socrates in the Minotaur, then the Athenian Government must be Theseus because they are responsible for killing Socrates. “ECHECRATES: Were you with Socrates yourself, Phaedo, on the day when he drank the poison in prison, or did someone else tell you about.” The Athenian Government put Socrates to death by making him drink poison, therefore freeing the youth of Athens from of the danger that was thought to be of Socrates. Much like in the Myth of Theseus how defeats the Minotaur and Athens no longer sacrifice its people to King Minos. The most relatable part of Socrates Death to the Greek Myth of Theseus is not the comparison of the Athenian Government to Theseus, or Socrates to the Minotaur, the closest resemblance of…show more content…
Theseus being the Greek Government and Socrates being the role of the Minotaur. Although there some similarities in some two comparisons of characters the most ways that the two stories are relatable are the events that occur to both main characters, and the people
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