Saturday, May 14, 2011

Socrates was found innocent by the federal judge of New York.

Socrates the first and  perhaps the greatest philosopher of the western civilization.

With a result of 2 votes against one Socrates the great philosopher of antiquity was found innocent after almost 2500 years from the original trial. The representation of the trial took place on the 12th of May in a process of a review of the original trial.  It was organised by the Aristotelis Onassis foundation at the federal court of the state of New York  and was supervised scientifically by the internationally recognised academic Alexander Nehamas who is a professor at the university of Princeton. 

The 3 judges were Dennis Jacobs(Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals)
Carol Bagley Amon(Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York) and Loretta A.Preska(Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York). The city of Athens was represented by Antonis Papadimitriou who is the chairman of the Onassis foundation and the Greek American Matthew Bogdanos who almost succeeded to win the trial in favour of Athens with his impressive rhetoric and argumentation. Socrates was represented by Benjamin Brafman and Edward Walter Hayes two renowed and succesful lawyers in the state of New York.

source:greekamerican newsagency

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