[[image:Dav soc.jpg|thumb|left|400px|The masterwork.]] '''Death of Socrates''' is a [[masterpiece]] by [[Jacques Louis
-David]], a famous painter. The painting portrays [[Socrates]], the famous teacher of [[philosophy]], just before he carried out the sentence of the [[ Athens|Athenian]] government, and committed [[suicide]] by drinking hemlock. This punishment was forced upon Socrates by Athens, which convicted him of "denying the gods," and corrupting the youth of Athens. In this famous scene, Socrates teaches his despondent disciples not to fear death.
The painting hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in [[ New York]].