Socrates: Philosopher-Warrior

Submitted by TiN In Plato’s Apology, Socrates compares himself to Achilles, the hero of the Iliad , who preferredhonor in death to disgrace in life. Leo Strauss, the great scholar of classical political philosophy, discusses the comparison in his study of the Apology and Crito, noting, “The principle applying equally to Achilles and Socrates is…