Apology is believed to be the most authentic version that has been preserved of Socrates' defense of himself as it was presented before the Athenian Council. The words weren’t recorded at the same time as the trial was happening, when Socrates was making his speech. However, it is said that Plato was present at the tribunal and this way he gave an account in the Apology of the words of Socrates, or at least what he remembered. ...
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...crates died with pride, not trying to escape it and that, later, made the people of Athens regret his death and allow others like him to live safely. He had strong convictions and his last wish to the judges was to watch after his children and to never let them go astray from their main purpose, virtue.
1. Brun, Jean (1978 (sixth edition)). Socrate. Presses universitaires de France. pp. 39–40. ISBN 2-13-035620-6. (French)
2. Class notes
3. Apology 21a-c, The trial and Death of Socrates, 3rd edition, by Plato
4. Apology 32c-e, The trial and Death of Socrates, 3rd edition, by Plato
5. Crito 44c/47a-e, The trial and Death of Socrates, 3rd edition, by Plato
6. Apology 33a, The trial and Death of Socrates, 3rd edition, by Plato
7. Apology 30d-e, The trial and Death of Socrates, 3rd edition, by Plato
- Class notes and the readings of Apology and Crito.
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