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June 29, 2010

Apology, Plato/Socrates

Filed under: Classic,Greek — pha9 @ 11:13 am

The Apology of Socrates is Plato’s version of the speech given by Socrates as he defends himself against the charges of “corrupting the young, and by not believing in the gods in whom the city believes, but in other daimonia that are novel” (24b). “Apology” here has its earlier meaning (now usually expressed by the word “apologia”) of speaking in defense of a cause or of one’s beliefs or actions (from the Greek απολογία).

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