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Where was the home of Socrates and early democracy?

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Athens was the home of both Socrates and early democracy. During the Sparta war, Socrates talked to many people and created sympathies for the Spartan way of life, inciting some people to go so far as to rebel and become traitors to Athens.

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Socrates was seen in two very different lights; he was considered both a supporter of democracy due to his war service and his refusal to execute someone without due process, as well as a traitor to democracy because of associations he had with members of the Spartans and the fact that he stayed in Athens while the Spartans occupied the city. Due to the split views Socrates was not tried and sentenced to death for his views on democracy, but instead for his religious beliefs toward the gods.

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