Plato's APOLOGY PDF (Text)
On trial for his life, Socrates presents his own defense in the Apology. He explains why he has devoted his life to challenging and examining the most powerful and important people, a process that has generated great resentment and has led to his indictment. He insists that instead of being punished, he should be rewarded for his service to his fellow citizens. Socrates fails in his attempt to avoid conviction and is sentenced to death.
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