OD #2.docx - NOTE This OD is based on the Apology reading(Cahn pp 27-319 If you do not yet have the required text I have posted a pdf version of the

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NOTE: This OD is based on the Apology reading (Cahn, pp. 27-319) . If you do not yet have the required text, I have posted a pdf version of the Apology reading. Please be sure that you have carefully read this Apology reading BEFORE you do this OD> 1. In the Apology Socrates refers to himself as being like a “gadfly ” to the people of Athens. Cite and quote the actual passage in the Apology in which a reference to gadfly is made. (NOTE: Cite reference for this quoted passage) Answer: when he refers himself as being “gadfly” he says, “ I am the gadfly of the Athenian people, given to them by God, and they will never have another, if they kill me. And now, Athenians, I am not going to argue for my own sake, as you may think, but for yours, that you may not sin against the God by condemning me, who am his gift to you. For if you kill me you will not easily find a successor to me, who, if I may use such a ludicrous figure of speech, am a sort of gadfly, given to the state by God; and the state is a great and
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