Socrates and a Good Life
Wednesday, 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?"
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]