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Socrates was the philosopher who gave birth to the European tradition of philosophical thought. Yet his trial and death are better known than his life story. Professor Armand D’Angour will explore Socrates’ early years revealing what – and who – inspired him to become a philosopher. What emerges is the figure of Socrates as a heroic warrior, an athletic wrestler and passionate lover, and an explosive discovery that places a woman at the origins of Western philosophy.