At 22:28 in “The Ancient Greek Heroin 24 Hours”, Professor Nagy discusses how Socrates’ hetairos Chaerephon went to Delphi and got an enigmatic answer which sent Socrates on a wandering quest which resulted in strife in his community and the death of Socrates. Didn’t this happy to Oedipus? Go to Delphi and ask a question, get a weird answer, so go on a journey and end up bringing plague and civil war to your community, followed by death. What was it by fellow student Aristeagr said of Hour 21? "So this tragic death of Pentheus...gives in a beautiful way what tragedy is all about. There is a negative hero Pentheus, a god antagonist to the hero, the hubris of the hero and finally his punishment that will lead to his kleos." The meaning of hubris is "excessive pride"; usually a mortal not knowing his place. In this comparison; Socrates is the negative hero based on the vote, Apollo is the trouble maker rather than Dionysius, Socrates hubris is when he goes around bragging about being the smartest man in the world, his punishment leads to his death and Plato provides his kleos.
“…something related to the gods… a voice, which comes to me ... This thing I have had ever since I was a child: it is a voice which comes to me and always forbids me to do something which I am going to do, but never commands me to do anything” Plato Socrates Apology 31d
Socrates final argument; dirt nap vs. paradise, is the first time in this course we have dealt with secular vs. pious arguments.