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During the golden age of freedom and education in Athens, many teachers travelled around Greece educating the young. One of the most famous of these teachers was a man named Socrates.
He created a teaching method known today as the Socratic Method, which helped students think clearly, and question their currently accepted way of thinking.
Athenians accused of "refusing to recognize the gods recognized by the state." The trial took place in the heart of the city, the jurors seated on wooden benches surrounded by a crowd of spectators. Athenian law prescribed death by drinking a cup of poison hemlock.