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[I will be referencing the actual dialogue at times. I will but the source in brackets like these [25d] which is the actual greek source and can be found in the book] The Apology is an early Platonic dialogue. This dialogue is an accurate account of Socrates final speech at his trial. This speech is not Socrates 'apologizing' or saying he is sorry for any wrong doing, it is his defense against the charges brought up against him. Historical information; Socrates (469-399 BCE) Plato (429-347 BCE) Aristotle (384-322 BCE) Socrates did not write anything down. This work is written by his greatest student, Plato. Plato is primarily responsible for Socrates philosophical teaching. This dialogue is an account of what Socrates said at the end of his trial. Socrates is on trial for; 1) Corruption of the youth 2) Denying the gods Socrates begins the speech by addressing his accusers. He asserts they are lying when they say he is an accomplished speaker, he is not. He is only accustom to speaking in the marketplace and has never delivered a public speech in a courtroom setting before.
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