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Socrates
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Although Socrates did not leave behind any works in writing, his assiduous philosophical activity in Athens and the circumstances of his death made him a preeminent representative of “Greek wisdom” and a widely revered figure in later Greco-Roman philosophical tradition. It is little surprising, then, that his name appears frequently in the texts of early Christian apologists, al…

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Franek, Juraj, “Socrates”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_049671>
First published online: 2022



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