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Bettany Hughes @ 5x15 - Socrates and the Good Life

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Published on Jun 20, 2014

Bettany Hughes is an historian and author. She read Ancient and Modern History at Oxford University and then continued her post-graduate research while traveling through the Balkans and Asia Minor. She has written and presented a number of documentaries for radio and television including When The Moors Ruled Europe; Helen of Troy; What's The Point of Forgiveness; Atlantis: The Evidence and The Story of Buddhism. Her most recent book is The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life, of which The Telegraph said: 'Terrific and passionate writing about a philosopher whose heroism is unquestionable; and as lively and learned an introduction to classical Athens as you could want.' In recognition of her contribution to research, Bettany has been awarded a Research Fellowship at King's London. Her most recent series for BBC 2 is Divine Women which charts the role of women in the history of religion.

May 16th 2011, The Tabernacle

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