His Socratic method laid the groundwork for Western systems of logic … Socrates, (born c. 470 bce, Athens [Greece]—died 399 bce, Athens), Greek philosopher whose way of life, character, and thought exerted a profound influence on … Socrates was born c. 469/470 BCE to the sculptor Sophronicus and the mid-wife Phaenarete. Tradition holds that he was an exceptional artist and his statue of the Graces, on the road to the Acropolis, is said to have been admired into the 2nd century CE. Socrates serve… He studied music, gymnastics, and grammar in his youth (the common subjects of study for a young Greek) and followed his father's profession as a sculptor. Details about the life of Socrates are derived from both contemporary sources, and later ancient period sources. Later ancient period sources include Aristoxenus, Apollodorus of Athens (alive during the second century BC), Cicero(alive 106–43 B… Of the contemporary sources, the greater extent of information is taken from the dialogues of Plato and Xenophon (both devotees of Socrates), and the testaments of Antisthenes, Aristippus, and Aeschines of Sphettos, and the lesser from the plays of Aristophanes. Socrates was a scholar, teacher and philosopher born in ancient Greece.