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Socrates is a philosopher from Athens who was charged by two crimes; the crime of failure to recognize the god that the state recognized, and the crime of corrupting the youths. He introduced a new deity different from the one the Athenians knew. He was finally executed in 399 BC after a trial in court. Talking of Socrates’ Apology would sound as if he was sorry and apologizes for the crimes that he was charged with. It, however, is not the case here; the apology here means the dialogue that was between Socrates and his accusers in defense to himself. In fact from the nature of the dialogue, the philosopher in never sorry for the crimes, he works hard to let people know that he is the one on the right side and his accusers on the wrong side. From the many dialogues with his accusers, his dialogues with Meletus, is the one that is featured and mainly tells us who Socrates was. Socrates turns out to be so influential to the youths and a great enemy to those he was fighting with. He explained that he had no experience with the justice that the law courts offer. He instead said that he will not speak according to the way the courts will expect him to speak; he will speak with honesty and with directness. He even at some point justified his actions comes from a prophecy by the oracle at Delphi that claimed he was wiser than all other men. These activities made the youth admire him so much. The court systems at the time had justice that was

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