This lucky moment the sly traitor chose: Then, starting from his ambush, up he rose, And threw, but first to Heav’n address’d his vows: "O patron of Socrates’ high abodes, Phoebus, the ruling pow’r among the gods, Whom first we serve, whole woods of unctuous pine Are fell’d for thee, and to thy glory shine; By thee protected with our naked soles, Thro’ flames unsing’d we march, and tread the kindled coals Give me, propitious pow’r, to wash away The stains of this dishonorable day: Norů
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In his Dialogues, Plato quotes Socrates as saying, "The unexamined life is not worth living."
In another 2,400 ears, even Socrates, the most well-known genius of that century, might he forgotten.