History : Mar-Apr 2016
423 b.c. Aristophanes mocks Socrates in his comedies. He portrays him as a sophist who is only interested in charging his students. 406 b.c. As a philosopher, Socrates serves on the Council of the Five Hundred. He criticizes the government of the Thirty Tyrants and is sent to prison. 403 b.c. Critias, one of the Thirty Tyrants, dies in battle. Socrates later faces criticism because Critias was a member of his circle. 399 b.c. Socrates is accused of impiety and corrupting youth. He dies in prison after drinking hemlock. His followers flee to Megara.