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Introduction Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã The wise and inquisitive Socrates was both a philosopher and a martyr, not just in his words but in his actions as well. Socrates was so adamant about his principles that he wouldnÃ¢â¬â¢t deny them to save his own life. A lesser man left in his shoes would have done anything to stop the fate that he faced. Socrates practiced what he preached through and through and for the most part only taught good morals. Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã The next four pages consist of the life of Socrates, his contributions to the world, his family life, appearance, events leading to his death and his death. You should see how strict the Greek government was. Most of all this paper should teach you what kind of a person Socrates was and what kind of a person you are. 2 Socrates Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã What is known about Socrates stems from the works of his pupil Plato and the historian Xenophon. Since both men were about 45 years younger than Socrates, the only first hand knowledge they had of him was from the last 10 to 12 years of his life. Some believe that since Xenophon and Socrates werenÃ¢â¬â¢t close, the information that he had of Socrates was drawn from Plato. Since Socrates never wrote anything down and didnÃ¢â¬â¢t leave anything behind, the accuracy of his history is questionable. Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Socrates was born in Athens, Greece in 469 B.C. where he lived all of his life. His father was a wealthy sculptor named Sophroniscus and friend to the family of Aristides, the founder of the Delian League from which the empire arose. His mother was said to be a Ã¢â¬Å"midwifeÃ¢â¬ (which implies nothing about her place in society) named Phaenarete. Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Although Socrates was known as a great fighting man, his appearance wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t pretty. He was short and stout, big nostrils on a small stubby nose, and prominent eyes. Despite his appearance, those who knew him were aware that his true beauty was on the 3 inside. It was said, that he had great self-control and endurance, along with unparalleled intelligence, and sophistication.Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã As a youth Socrates was the pupil of Archelaus and studied scientific theories of Anaxagoras. Later in life Socrates abandoned physical studies and focused on the building of moral character. He believed that to do wrong is to damage the soul and that it is worse to do wrong than to be wronged, so you should never do wrong to right a wrong.