The philosopher Socrates lived in Athens, Greece during the 'Golden Age,' which was a period of rapid development. We know that before Socrates became a philosopher he was a soldier and a stonecutter, but because he never wrote anything down, little else is known about his personal life.
Socrates' student Plato famously published a series of 'dialogues,' in which Socrates deliberates with politicians and townspeople in Athens. Socrates would often go around the city questioning people on their beliefs, a process now known as the Socratic method, which is still used as a form of critical discussion in English and Law classes today.
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