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Mario Youssef Professor Striepe Political Science 7 17 Feb 2017 Plato’s “Defense of Socrates” 1- The old accusers of Socrates accused him of being a "a busybody, in that he inquired into what is beneath the earth and in the sky, turns the weaker argument into the stronger, and teaches others to do the same" (6). Socrates explained that their dislike of him was due to the Delphi god's belief that there was no one who was wiser than Socrates and he went to people whom he thought were wiser than him and they disliked him, also. 2- The new set of accusers charged him of corrupting the brains of the youth, failing to acknowledge the Gods that were respected by the city. Instead, he is accused of introducing new spiritual beings to the people of the city. 3- Socrates asked Meletus about who is improving the youngster if Socrates was corrupting them. After some silence from Meletus, he claimed that everyone enhances the youngsters’ brains and Socrates proves that he never cared about the youngsters' matters.

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