History Creator / Socrates

11th Apr '16 3:22:53 PM DoctorCooper
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* BarefootSage[=/=]DoesNotLikeShoes: Possibly the UrExample of both tropes.
** BarefootLoon: How he's portrayed in ''Theatre/TheClouds''.

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* BarefootSage[=/=]DoesNotLikeShoes: Possibly the UrExample of both tropes.
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BarefootLoon: How he's portrayed in ''Theatre/TheClouds''.



* ComplimentBackfire: Some people just ''can't'' take a compliment...

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* %%* ComplimentBackfire: Some people just ''can't'' take a compliment...
11th Apr '16 3:20:28 PM DoctorCooper
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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: [[PlayingWithTropes He doesn't get one]], but if there is an afterlife, he IS one - interrogating the dead about their wisdom.
6th Feb '16 7:21:23 AM ZarbiNerada
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: He reportedly found Creator/{{Aristophanes}}' caricature of him in ''The Clouds'' amusing.
27th Dec '15 9:10:05 PM Goldfritha
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* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: Apparently why Socrates married Xanthippe.

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* ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: Apparently why Socrates married Xanthippe. In Xenophon's writings, he explicitly compares his marriage to a man who rides unruly horses because if he can handle them, he can handle any horse; a man who can get along with her can get along with anyone.


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* MakeUpIsEvil: Make-up is mentioned twice in Xenophon's writings on him: once as something a personified Vice wears (in a legend of Heracles) and once as a fault for which a young wife must be set straight.
12th Dec '15 10:48:38 AM MarkLungo
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* The [[TheDitz ditzy]] scarecrow in ''WesternAnimation/TalesOfTheWizardOfOz'' was [[IronicName ironically named]] Socrates Strawman.

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* The [[TheDitz ditzy]] scarecrow in ''WesternAnimation/TalesOfTheWizardOfOz'' was is [[IronicName ironically named]] Socrates Strawman.
12th Dec '15 10:47:06 AM MarkLungo
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* The [[TheDitz ditzy]] scarecrow in ''WesternAnimation/TalesOfTheWizardOfOz'' was [[IronicName ironically named]] Socrates.

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* The [[TheDitz ditzy]] scarecrow in ''WesternAnimation/TalesOfTheWizardOfOz'' was [[IronicName ironically named]] Socrates.Socrates Strawman.
12th Dec '15 10:42:58 AM MarkLungo
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* The [[TheDitz ditzy]] scarecrow in ''WesternAnimation/TalesofTheWizardOfOz'' was [[IronicName ironically named]] Socrates.

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* The [[TheDitz ditzy]] scarecrow in ''WesternAnimation/TalesofTheWizardOfOz'' ''WesternAnimation/TalesOfTheWizardOfOz'' was [[IronicName ironically named]] Socrates.
12th Dec '15 10:42:44 AM MarkLungo
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* The [[TheDitz ditzy]] scarecrow in ''WesternAnimation/TalesofTheWizardOfOz'' was [[IronicName ironically named]] Socrates.
28th Nov '15 10:14:04 AM MarkLungo
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** BarefootLoon: How he's portrayed in ''Theatre/TheClouds''.
16th Nov '15 12:05:37 PM vifetoile
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The story goes that the Oracle at Delphi described Socrates as the wisest man in Greece, and Socrates, a simple bricklayer, set out to disprove this claim by seeking out all the most knowledgeable men in Greece and demonstrating that they knew more than he did. It always backfired, because Socrates, possessing basic reasoning skills, could always see and point out the massive holes in everyone's claims. For example, he tried to get [[CharacterTitle Euthyphro]], an esteemed religious expert, to put forth a workable definition of "piety". None of Euthyphro's attempts held up under scrutiny, and eventually he gave up and went away.

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The story goes that the Oracle at Delphi described Socrates as the wisest man in Greece, and Socrates, a simple bricklayer, set out to disprove this claim by seeking out all the most knowledgeable men in Greece and demonstrating that they knew more than he did. It always backfired, because Socrates, possessing basic reasoning skills, could always see and point out the massive holes in everyone's claims. For example, he tried to get [[CharacterTitle Euthyphro]], an esteemed religious expert, to put forth a workable definition of "piety". None of Euthyphro's attempts held up under scrutiny, and eventually he gave up and went away.
away. In the end, Socrates agreed with the Oracle, even if reluctantly, saying that if he really ''did'' know more than all other men, it was only because he was aware of how much he did ''not'' know.
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