Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Lies I Tell You, Lies!

Today for class we visited "Socrates Prison" but it was disappointing to learn that it wasn't really Socrates prison ... It was merely a Bath House.

In 1456, when the Ottoman empire entered Athens the people who lived in Athens were no direct descendents of Athenians, they were Aravanites (from Albania). They made up stories and ledgens about the areas, and much of what we know today is based from those stories. One of the stories they told was that an old bath house near the Pnyx was the prison of Socrates. And even today, the plaque says that is it the prison of Socrates ... Pooh!
Liz and I "taking a bath" at "Socrates Prison".

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