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[探索发现] 2016-06-01 BBC:古代圣贤:苏格拉底 Socrates-2

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In 469 BC, Socrates was born, the son of a midwife  and a stonemason , into a city in the midst of a tumultuous  transformation. He grew up in the suburbs of Athens, at eye level with the sacred Acropolis rock. But young Socrates wouldn’t have looked out over the elegant lines of the Parthenon Temple, that exquisite symbol of western civilization that still stands proud today. Instead, he’d woken every morning to a horror, the blackened and burned-out remains of buildings brutalized by war.
His city bore the scares of ferocious conflict with the region’s superpower, Persia. But against the odds, Athens had triumphed just ten years before Socrates was born. Now it reveled in what some call the Greek miracle, a golden age. Burgeoning  trade flooded the region with new wealth and crucially, with new ideas.
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