7 edition of Apology found in the catalog.
October 20, 2004 by Balcony Publications .
Written in English
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Let me tell you a passage of my own life, which will prove to you that I should never have yielded to injustice from any fear of death, and that if I had not yielded I should have died at once. The reason given is that no one would voluntarily do harm to the people among whom he would have to live. Whether the story is to be regarded as literally true may be doubtful, but the purpose for which the story is used is clear enough. You are a liar, Meletus, not believed even by yourself. I might mention a great many others, any of whom Meletus should have produced as witnesses in the course of his speech; and let him still produce them, if he has forgotten - I will make way for him. He wants his sons to follow the path of virtue as he has done, and so he asks that if they should seem to care about riches or anything more than virtue, or if they should pretend to be something they are not, measures should be taken to correct them.
What one needs to fear most of all is not what happens to one's body but what happens to one's soul. But is not this rather disgraceful, and a very considerable proof of what I was saying, that you have no interest in the matter? That is an extraordinary statement, Meletus. But it feels more like she is telling me about myself. When I do not know whether death is a good or an evil, why should I propose a penalty which would certainly be an evil?
Doubtless some good thing, O men of Athens, if he has his reward; and the good should be of a kind suitable to him. And this I should say to everyone whom I meet, young and old, citizen and alien, but especially to the citizens, inasmuch as they are my brethren. And now I depart hence condemned by you to suffer the penalty of death, and they, too, go their ways condemned by the truth to suffer the penalty of villainy and wrong; and I must abide by my award - let them abide by theirs. As a further defense of his manner of living, Socrates mentions that he has avoided a political career because he believed it would have been futile for him to attempt any reform movement through a legislative process. The jury condemns Socrates to death.
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The story came about in the following manner. About corrupting the rich, young men of Athens, Socrates argues that deliberate corruption is an illogical action, because it would hurt him, as well.
Something of this sort: - That Socrates is a doer of evil, and corrupter of the youth, and he does not believe in the gods of the state, and has other new divinities of his own. This is the only instance in The Apology of the elenchus, or cross-examination, which is so central to most Platonic dialogues.
Then every Athenian improves and elevates them; all with the exception of myself; and I alone am their corrupter? He had never been interested in the physical sciences, although he was familiar with the theories of Anaxagoras. One reason for rejecting them was the fact that the gods were credited with immoral acts of a type that would never be tolerated among human beings.
Keep it simple. But my reason simply is that I feel such conduct to be discreditable to myself, and you, and the whole state.
For if the demigods are the illegitimate sons of gods, whether by the Nymphs or by any other mothers, as is thought, that, as all men will allow, necessarily implies the existence of their parents. Well, Athenians, this and the like of this is nearly all the defence which I have to offer.
Apology book further explanation of the way in which these rumors were started can be seen in the account of the wisdom that Socrates is said to claim for himself.
This may have been true, for these persons were all free moral agents and, therefore, responsible for whatever they might do. When I heard the answer, I said to myself, What can the god mean? For I do nothing but go about persuading you all, old and young alike, not to take thought for your persons and your properties, but first and chiefly to care about the greatest improvement of the soul.
It appears to record, in many instances, the exact words used by Socrates while making his speech in defense of himself. He says that the accusations of him being a corrupter of youth began at the time of his obedience to the Oracle at Delphiand tells how Chaerephon went to the Oracle, to ask her, the Pythian prophetess, if there was a man wiser than Socrates.
Nay, if this be true, let me die again and again. Many of them I see in the court. In that way, the daimonion communicated to Socrates that death might be a good thing; either death is annihilation release from earthly worry and not to be feared, or death is migration to a higher plane of existence in which reside the souls of personages and heroes, such as Hesiod and Homer and Odysseus.
Wherefore, O judges, be of good cheer about death, and know this of a truth - that no evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Never mind the manner, which may or may not be good; but think only of the truth of my words, and give heed to that: let the speaker speak truly and the judge decide justly.
It is necessarily his interpretation of the event as it is viewed from the perspective of the time and place of the writing, which does not mean that the historical account is unreliable but only that it partakes of certain limitations that cannot be entirely avoided.
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