In 339 BC, Athens sages Socrates died of democracy, triggered much debate continues today. It should be said that the death of Socrates is the result of the conflict between towards to radical democracy of Athens for their extreme self-confi-dence and conceit of Socrates for citizens of distrust, as the tragedy of Socrates, also is the tragedy of the Athens democracy. After his death, the city-state into decline, democracy tends to decline. Socrates＇ death let obsession in the political life of the citizens of Athens learned its lesson, and enlighten the later generations, representative and separation of powers, the forma-tion of the concept of freedom of thought, attaches great importance to the law, is likely to be heavy price feedback.
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