He is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes.

One of Socrates’ purported offenses to the city was his position as a social and moral critic. Rather than upholding a status quo and accepting the development of what he perceived as immorality within his region, Socrates questioned the collective notion of “might makes right” that he felt was common in Greece during this period. Plato refers to Socrates as the “gadfly” of the state (as the gadfly stings the horse into action, so Socrates stung various Athenians), insofar as he irritated some people with considerations of justice and the pursuit of goodness. His attempts to improve the Athenians’ sense of justice may have been the cause of his execution.


Socrates, by its choices and differences was considered as a rebel to the society, both on personal and professional levels. At SoulFetish we like Socrates for his ideas, his determination without any limit.


Here is Socrates by SoulFetish.The interpretation of this icon leaves another testimony in the history engraved in the wax and then in silver for eternity.