Socrates and a Good Life

Dec 29, 2014

Monday, the acclaimed British historian Bettany Hughes is joining us to talk about one of history's most fascinating characters, Socrates. You know much of the story: Socrates was a brilliant, disheveled figure of 5th-century Athens who wandered around the city barefoot asking random people the most important questions about life. Hughes says Socrates is relevant for us now in a materialistic society because he's asking "what is the right way to live?" [Rebroadcast]

Bettany Hughes is a historian and broadcaster. She's the author of Helen of Troy [Amazon|Indiebound] and The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life [Amazon|Indiebound]