Year: 1992 Source: San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1992. p.46-59 SIEC No: 19950803

Plato’s “Phaedo”, written circa 390 B.C., tells the story of Socrates’ imprisonment by the Athenians on charges of impiety & corruption of local youth. Condemned to death by poison, Socrates spent his last hours discussing the immortality of the soul with his disciples, including Phaedo, who sat beside Socrates as he drank the hemlock.