Apology

Apology: Top Ten Quotes

“I am very conscious that I am not wise at all,” (Socrates) “in my investigation in the service of the god I found that those who had the highest reputation were nearly the most deficient, while those who were thought to be inferior were more knowledgeable.” (Socrates) “Either I do not corrupt the young or, …

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Apology: Theme Analysis

Probably the central argument in the Apology is that one should never betray ones own philosophy for any reason, even if the reason is death.  Moreover, death should never be a deterrent to a man (especially a philosopher) because no man has true knowledge of death, and “surely it is the most blameworthy ignorance to …

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Apology: Character Profiles

SocratesA seventy-year-old man on trial for his life.  He is in a good demeanor throughout the entire trial and even has a few laughs at the expense of his accuser Meletus.  He argues very eloquently and with conviction for the way he has lived, always concerned for the state of his soul.  And even after …

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Apology: Novel Summary

The Apology begins with Socrates telling his 501 Athenian jurors that he will not be deceitful or use shady language.  He only speaks the truth and asks the jurors to pay attention to the truth of his words, not the manner in which theyre spoken.  There were two different kinds of accusers of Socrates.  The …

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