Philosopher suicide

Jacques-Louis David (30 August 1748 – 29 December 1825) was a French painter in the Neoclasscal style who painted two paintings. (well more than two, but two for the sake of this comparison) One was called The Death of Socrates, who died by drinking a hemlock cocktail… and the other of The Death of Seneca… who slit his veins… drank two hemlock cocktails and finally asphyxiated himself in a steam bath.

Death of Socrates

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Death of Seneca

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Socrates was condemned to death by the City of Athens. Seneca by his former pupil, the Emperor Nero.

Overall I prefer the Death of Socrates.

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