n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Socrates' bull sacrifice ( 117b5) : miscellanea

Volume 57, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141
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Socrates is likened to a bull in the moments before his death ( 117b5). This bull simile is not adequately rendered in the majority of English translations and is largely overlooked in the scholarship. The present paper argues that Socrates is being depicted as a bull going willingly to the sacrifice.

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