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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

For the salon of 1787, Jacques-Louis David exhibited his famous Death of Socrates.


The trial

The trial of Socrates refers to the trial and the subsequent execution of the Athenian philosopher Socrates in 399 BC. Socrates was tried and convicted by the courts of democratic Athens on a charge of corrupting the youth and disbelieving in the ancestral gods.

The trial was described by two of Socrates' contemporaries, and is one of the most famous trials of ancient times.




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