A play focusing on the mystery surrounding Socrates's trial and subsequent execution, the reasons for which have long puzzled historians.

Socrates has been found guilty of blasphemy and corrupting the youth of the city.

On the eve of his execution his chief accuser Meletus is murdered.

Josias, newly returned to Athens, is given the task of investigating the murder.


Broadcast Dates

  • 20080210 (Radio 3)
  • 20090405 (Radio 3)