Tuesday, 27 April 2010

the last days of Socrates

Plato the disciple wrote that as a tribute to his master, philosopher and guide.  While reading Apologia (defense)  I slowed down and snailed from paragraph to paragraph.  Transported to the Greece of 2,500 years ago, one lived the moments and thought one could somehow parry the accusations and reverse the judgment.  Alas !  Arguably the greatest thinker and genius of his time and the founder of modern Philosophy and Logic fell to the envies and wicked machinations of much less gifted mortals.  But isn't that a rule of life ?  The wisest be condemned to yield to the mediocrity of the near-mindless !