Broedy Field Professor Kendall History 1150 8th September 2020 The Apology Of Socrates The Apology of Socrates is anything but an apology. It's really a defence of socrates since in Greece Apologia means “a written or spoken defence of one's ideals, opinions, or actions.” The Apology is told as a first hand eyewitness account by Plato, who is one of the most famous pupils of Socrates. The charges Socrates faced was Impiety and corruption of the youth. The people were generally suspicious of Socrates seeming him possibly a threat to society and the democracy of Greece. Many young people imitated Socrates which lead to cause for charging him with “corruption of the youth” Socrates defends himself in two ways, first he tries to explain the way he thinks and the method to his teachings, all of these things to try and explain to the jury why people, people like his prosecutors don't like him very much. The second way he defends himself is by hitting it head on. Facing and responding to the charges directly. As covered earlier “corrupting the young” and Impiety, which basically means he doesn't have the same beliefs or the gods as the city does. Realize that this is a different democracy to the one in the united states, religion and state were grouped together back then. They were not separated, citizens back then had forced religious duties, to keep the gods happy and to not anger them.