POLIS: The Trial of Socrates - Graphic Novel Update - Page 19 Colored
Finally, we see if @cobmaximus was right about Critias offering a low-five!
POLIS: The Trial of Socrates
A historical graphic novel that examines the events leading up to the trial and execution of Socrates in ancient Athens. On this page, Critias has fond memories of his philosophizing days with Socrates.
Previously Critias condemned Theramenes to die by taking over the Assembly by force and overturning the constitution. Socrates enters and attempts to urge the people to stand up for their rights. Now Critias has his turn. Check it out and let me know what you think:
This is a scene that takes place in 404 BCE just after the Peloponnesian War has ended. Sparta installed an oligarchic government at Athens which severely restricted citizenship. Even this limited 3000 were controlled by thirty men who would come to be known as the Thirty Tyrants.
After Theramenes makes his speech criticizing the unofficial leader of the Thirty, he expects the other citizens to back him and curtail Critias' more vicious policies. Critias, however, makes his own speech and then calls in his Spartan guards to take over the Assembly. Theramenes is arrested and executed shortly thereafter. For the purposes of our story, Socrates enters and tries to stop the illegal execution.
For anyone just finding me, below are the sketch and inked page:
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