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The World that birthed Socrates and its Enduring Impact

Bettany Hughes discusses her book 'The Hemlock Cup'

Bettany Hughes is one of our best-known broadcasters, and a specialist in ancient Mediterranean history. This talk is based on her book ‘The Hemlock Cup’, a New York Times Bestseller. Its Athenian subject, Socrates, contributed to a city that nurtured key ingredients of contemporary civilisation – democracy, liberty, science, drama, rational thought – yet, as he wrote nothing in his lifetime, he himself is an enigmatic figure. Bettany followed in the footsteps of Socrates across Greece and Asia Minor to shed new light on his world.

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Professor Bettany Hughes | talks


Date and Time:

28 February 2013 at 7:00 pm


2 hours



Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
020 7501 3000
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World Monuments Fund Britain
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