National Geographic : 1915 Oct
PRISON OF SOCRATES: ATHENS, GREECE Socrates believed in the immortality of the soul and in a supreme ruler of the universe, but sometimes hespoke slightingly of the temples and popular deities. This led to his prosecution on the double charge of blasphemy and of corrupting theAthenian youth. The conduct ofAlcibiades, who had been his pupil, was held up as a horrible example of the demoralizing tendencies of his teachings. He was therefore condemned todrink the fatal cup of hemlock. The night before his death he spent with his disciples discoursing on theimmortality of the soul.