Sculpture "Socrates", Artificial Marble

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Museum replica | Artificial marble | Format 20 x 12 x 6 cm (H/W/D)

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Sculpture "Socrates", Artificial Marble

"I know that I know nothing"

This phrase becomes the essence of the human science, as the Delphi oracle was one of the wisest men of his world. In Delphi the god Apollo had killed the dragon Python. The spirit had overwhelmed the spirits of the live and inanimate world. For this reason the Greeks had built a temple.

In this beautiful, elightened center Socrates was born in the family of a midwife and a sculptor. We don't know if Socrates followed the steps of his farther, but he had money for armour and weapons to take part in three batles as a hoplite. There he proved himself as strong, prudent and corageous man. He even dragged his wounded friend Alkibiades from the center of the battle.
From his students, for the main part from Pluto, the Socrates, who didn't write himself, spent the main part of his life in Agora, the life centre of the Athens, where he often took part in discussions with other citizen. Either with craftsmen, sales people, politicians, judges or wise sophists, he wanted to come to the essence of laws, of the right things in their thoughts.

Socrates was convinced that the ability to recognize the good as a divine light, as a divine gift, as a piece of God in every man. In the biblical story of creation by the way the same, positive basic idea was designed to tragic fall.
Socrates developed a form of a piercing questioning dialog, in course of which the interlocutors were to discover the original knowledge. He called this question technique the midwifery, the spiritual help of birth. During such exhaustive dialogs he acquired friends who later founded the philosophy schools.
For Socrates a lack of knowledge or pretended knowledge were the same as malicious illusion "Man can stand bad if he doesn't know what is good!" How timely! According to the Delphic saying "Study yourself!" he never lost the love to wisdom, philosophy, to fundamental values as virtue, justice or courage. He permanently searched for a moral basis for right thoughts and actions.
His adversaries accused him of “bed influence on the Greek young people” and his "disregard for the Greek gods", he was sentenced by the institutions of the still adolescent democracy to death. In his defense speech he mentioned himself that for his work he received the honor close the fame of the Olympic Games winners. Nevertheless, he accepted the misjudgment according to his own moral believes, because "it is better to suffer wrong than to do wrong."
His way to death, held in a sovereign style, he gained immortality With his sovereign way to go to his death, he was immortal. "Do not forget to sacrifice a cock to Asclepius!" These were the last words after he drank the hemlock.
Where is the Socrates of our time? In either by us! Let watch this truly wise man about your decisions.
Socrates (469-399 BC..): Polymeric museum replica. Imitation marble. 20 x 12 x 6 cm (H / W / D). Correct Portrait of philosophers as unfinished work to a figure from the 4th century. V. Chr. In the British Museum.

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