Webcomic: Socrates' Dinner Guests
What did Socrates say to his wife, Xanthippe?
Below is one of several webcomics about Socrates that I designed, and had illustrated by Ze Nuno Fraga, the award-winning illustrator who did the artwork for our graphic novel, Verissimus: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius. It’s based on an anecdote found in Diogenes Laertius’ life of Socrates.
He would say that the rest of the world lived to eat, while he himself ate to live.
Socrates invited some wealthy friends round to his house without warning his notoriously quick-tempered young wife, Xanthippe. Xanthippe was upset when he told her, saying she was ashamed of what little they had to offer such important guests for dinner.