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The Sisyphus fragmentEdit

The Sisyphus fragment is now widely believed to have been written by Euripides rather than Critias. Isokrates 23:08, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

I created an article on the Sisyphus fragment and made some relevant changes in the present article. Hope no one objects. Isokrates 04:36, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

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"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.

—Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.208.78.163 (talkcontribs) 13:36, 19 January 2007

Halloween PrankEdit

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

Was he Plato's uncle or great uncle? Please decide. -79.176.117.112 (talk) 13:32, 22 June 2009 (UTC)

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 75.57.175.5 (talk) 03:53, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

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