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"What is known of his life comes by way of a good friend, Xenophon, and a loyal and loving student, Plato." [Great Courses: Great Ideas of Philosophy, p. 29] "It is furthermore a matter of record in numerous historical works that the philosophers of Greece such as Pythagoras, acquired the major part of their philosophy, both divine and material, from the disciples of Solomon. And Socrates after having eagerly journeyed to meet with some of Israel's most illustrious scholars and divines, on his return to Greece established the concept of the oneness of God and the continuing life of the human soul after it has put off its elemental dust. Ultimately, the ignorant among the Greeks denounced this man who had fathomed the inmost mysteries of wisdom, and rose up to take his life; and then the populace forced the hand of their ruler, and in council assembled they caused Socrates to drink from the poisoned cup." [Abdu'l-Baha: The Secret of Divine Civilization, p. 77] [Note: The divine teachings of the Buddha in about 500 BC just preceded the life of Socrates. This 'axial age' included Confucius (551-479 BC).]