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The Sisyphus fragmentEdit
"It is speculated that the pro-democratic public considered all Socrates associates as a group of people who destroyed their city and it might be that Critias tried to take his own revenge when he came to this dictatotic power."
It is speculated
- by whom?
that the pro-democratic public considered all Socrates associates as a group of people who destroyed their city
- This refers to the Peloponnesian War ending in Athenian defeat and a Spartan garrison on the Acropolis. The Thirty Tyrants came about in 404 BCE, of whom Critias was the leader.
and it might be that Critias tried to take his own revenge when he came to this dictatotic power
- Never mind "dictatotic", this seems to be an elliptical reference to the death of Socrates in 399 BCE, which is rather more likely the "pro-democratic" public exacting their revenge against the Thirty on Socrates. Critias cannot simultaneously act and take revenge against the attitude which develops as a consequence of his action.
Is the reference to Critias "T-P-ing" the home of Socrates on Halloween a joke? If it actually took place, perhaps this can be written a little more clearly. It took me a long moment to figure out this meant "toilet papering" and then I was skeptical of the claim itself.Desertpapa (talk) 14:25, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
Uncle or great uncle?Edit
the quote on religionEdit
it is actually not a direct quote, if you look in the book. should i remove the quote marks, delete it outright, or what? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 03:53, 18 November 2011 (UTC)