Plato's Apology In The Apology
Plato's - The Apology
Trials have been around for centuries, which are for the accused to be able to defend oneself from the accusations that are set upon him. An important trial was during 399 B.C which was for the man named Socrates, he was on trial for ancient accusations, impiety, for as well as the corruption of youth of Athens. Socrates had three accusers, the name of the three accusers are Anytus, Meletus, and Lycon. He starts defending himself from the new accusations first, then continues to finish with the ancient one. He then continues to talk about his sentence, including what his punishment should be. Socrates is supposedly the smartest man in the world, not due to the fact he knows everything in the world like the meaning of life, but instead he knows what he does not know. He can admit that he is not all knowing, admitting to his own flaws as he examines his own life. He states himself that “an unexamined life is not worth living”, this attitude helps one understand what the meaning of life is. Furthermore, examining yourself is one of the hardest things to do, finding your own flaws to betterment yourself is a beginning to live a meaningful life.
His first accuser was Anytus, who is bringing up something from the past, he…