Atheism in Ancient Greece
Socrates is guilty
Socrates is guilty |
(i) of not worshipping the gods whom the State worships,
but introducing new and unfamiliar religious practices;
(ii) and, further, of corrupting the young.
The prosecutor demands the death penalty.
- Diogenes Laërtius (ca. 200 - 250 ce) 2, 40
author of Lives and opinions of eminent philosophers