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The Apology of Socrates: Adapted for the Contemporary Reader


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The Apology of Socrates, by Plato, is the Socratic dialogue that presents the speech of legal self-defence, which Socrates presented at his trial for impiety and corruption, in 399 BC. Specifically, the Apology of Socrates is a defence against the charges of “corrupting the young” and “not believing in the gods which the city believes in, but in other gods which are novel” The Apology of Socrates, by Plato, is the Socratic dialogue that presents the speech of legal self-defence, which Socrates presented at his trial for impiety and corruption, in 399 BC. Specifically, the Apology of Socrates is a defence against the charges of “corrupting the young” and “not believing in the gods which the city believes in, but in other gods which are novel” to Athens. The Apology of Socrates is the dialogue that depicts the trial, written by Plato who details the final days of the philosopher Socrates. This book has been carefully adapted into modern English to allow for easy reading.
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