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Socrates and a Good Life

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo by <a href="http://bit.ly/1kKOTWM" target="_blank">Wally Gobetz</a>, CC via Flickr

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]

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