Here, we go through a brief summary of apology, an amazing dialogue written by plato, about the trial of socrates, and the bravery of a man who died for what he believed in get the dialogue for. Socrates - plato's apology: although in none of plato's dialogues is plato himself a conversational partner or even a witness to a conversation, in the apology socrates says that plato is one of several friends in the audience. It has a particular bearing on the trial of socrates, for he had been accused of impiety and was about to be tried for a crime, the nature of which no one seemed to understand the apology contains an account of socrates' defense of himself after he had been charged with being a corrupter of the youth and one who refuses to accept the popular.
The apology is believed to be the most authentic account that has been preserved of socrates' defense of himself as it was presented before the athenian council it is in essential harmony with the references to the trial that occur in plato's other dialogs and also with the account given in xenophon's memorabilia. Xenophon's apology has socrates really giving no defense at all, and perhaps even wanting to die before decrepitude set in plato does claim in his apology to actually have been there, while xenophon was in exile at the time. Summary plato's the apology is an account of the speech socrates makes at the trial in which he is charged with not recognizing the gods recognized by the state, inventing new deities, and corrupting the youth of athens. The apology of socrates purports to be a reconstruction of the defense speeches in socrates' trial in 399 bc on charges of 'corrupting the youth' and 'believing in gods which the state does not recognize.
Socrates' defense is almost entirely comprised of socrates speaking at length to his judges and so he has to, because he goes on for quite a while, and keeps inserting qualifications, and then loses his way, so that he moves to a new. The apology at the trial for his life in 399 bc, socrates defense is recounted in plato's apology here socrates appeared, despite his lengthy defense, not to acquit himself from all accusations, but rather to deliberately ensure that he would be found guilty and thus condemned to death. Reading questions for plato's apology 1 what is the importance of socrates' asking the jury to excuse his manner of speaking 2 what, according to socrates, is the virtue or excellence of a juror. 1 plato's apology of socrates how you, men of athens, have been affected by my accusers, i do 17a not know 1for my part, even i nearly forgot myself because of.
In the apology of socrates (36a-b), about socrates's defence at trial, plato said that if just 30 of the votes had been otherwise, then socrates would have been acquitted (36a), and that (perhaps) less than three-fifths of the jury voted against him (36b. The apology is plato's recollection and interpretation of the trial of socrates (399 bc) in this dialogue socrates explains who he is and what kind of life he led the greek word apologia means explanation -- it is not to be confused with apologizing or being sorry for one's actions. The trial, last days, and death of socrates are successively related in several works by plato these works are the apology (ie defence speech), euthyphro, crito and phaedo - links to more detail of events as recorded by plato are set out below:.
Finding an answer to the mystery of the trial of socrates is complicated by the fact that the two surviving accounts of the defense (or apology) of socrates both come from disciples of his, plato and xenophon. Full text of the trial and death of socrates : being the euthyphron, apology, crito, and phaedo of plato 1/21/13 12:56 pm socrates full text of the trial and death of socrates / being the euthyphron, apology, crito, and phaedo of plato. Essay: did the trial of socrates represent a betrayal of athens' values, or did socrates pose a genuine threat to the athenian city-state that justified his trial and execution represent both sides of the argument and defend your thesis. Trial procedure: 501 jurors (all men - property owners, no judge per se, and the jurors could either show up for the trial or not - socrates' trial was popular, so this was an unusually large jury.
Finding an answer to the mystery of the trial of socrates is complicated by the fact that the two surviving accounts of the defense (or apology) of socrates both come from disciples of his, plato and xenophon historians suspect that plato and xenophon, intent on showing their master in a favorable light, failed to present in their accounts the most damning evidence against socrates. Socrates - the apology or (defense) socrates had no written work, never had a job and there are questions of whether he was even literate however, plato was a student of socrates and recorded what occurred at his death trial. The apology of socrates, by the philosopher plato (429-347 bc), was one of many explanatory apologia about socrates's legal defence against accusations of corruption and impiety most apologia were published in the decade after the trial of socrates (399 bc. The apology at the trial for his life in 399 bc, socrates defense is recounted essay on the dream i should like to have in plato's apology books books socrates apology - trial and death of socrates as related by plato in the apology, euthyphro, crito and phaedo.
Apology quotes (showing 1-30 of 64) i thought to myself: i am wiser than this man neither of us probably knows anything that is really good, but he thinks he has knowledge, when he has not, while i, having no knowledge, do not think i have. Socrates' defense how you have felt, o men of athens, at hearing the speeches of my accusers, i cannot tell but i know that their persuasive words almost made me forget who i was - such was the effect of them and yet they have hardly spoken a word of truth. Apology: defence of socrates by: gregory klima apology defense of socrates plato 's the apology is an account of the speech socrates makes at the trial in which he is charged with the following 1) not recognizing the gods recognized by the state 2) corrupting the youth of athens for the most part, socrates spoke in a very plain, conversational manner, as one would speak to a friend or lecture a child. Plato's account of socrates' defense at his trial for corrupting the youth is a classic summation of his teacher's life and mission, centered in socrates' most famous line, the unexamined life.