Lauren Dorsey is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies and Art History from Dartmouth College. She has held internships at the Tucson Museum of Art, where she translated a 16th century Latin manuscript, and the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, where she curated a virtual exhibit on the origins of Athenian Democracy. In addition, she has published several articles spanning topics from rural living to Roman history and Greek Mythology.
In 399 BC, the philosopher Socrates was sentenced to die by drinking hemlock. But why did the Athenians decide to punish the famed philosopher so severely?