Socrates was a jokester; always had been, but nothing could have prepared his death-bed crew for the Yo’ Mama joke to end all Yo’ Mama jokes. -LD
The Death of Socrates, Jacques-Louis David, 1787
Okay, but seriously: this painting is from the Age of Enlightenment. That was a time when people were just starting to figure out a lot of important stuff about science, life, things beyond our own Earth…basically, people were freaking out. I mean, no one was sure if there was a God or not and this caused for a lot of self reflection. Socrates, a great thinker of his own time, became a kind of symbol. Like a rock star. He was way chill, even on his death bed (clearly).