Socrates: Myth or Reality

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While the Socrates we know is a paragon and martyr, his biography may not be real.

I suspect Plato created a master philosopher for two reasons:

1. To give more weight to himself. Being a student of a heroic certainly boosted his reputation.
2. To give more weight to his ideas. By using Socrates as a mouthpeice.

What do you think of this?
 

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I think Aristophanes proves you wrong.
 
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Xenophon was also a student of Socrates.
 
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Does anyone read the rules?
 
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Does anyone read the rules?
A long long time ago.
 

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