The Trial and Death of Socrates

Crito by Plato Analysis

Crito by Plato Analysis

Crito follows the events of Apology where Socrates is sentenced to execution for his crimes. Crito, a friend of Socrates, bribes guards to allow him entrance into Socrates’ cell. He has enough money and knows enough people in high places to help Socrates escape. The catch is that Socrates’ day of execution will come the …

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Apology Plato

Plato Apology Analysis

Socrates was accused of corrupting the youth and of impiety, something he sought to define and understand in Plato’s first dialogue, Euthyphro. In that same dialogue, it was revealed that Socrates about to go to trial for this accusation, and now, in Apology, the trial (399 BC) is occurring and it is Socrates’ turn to …

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Euthyphro Analysis

Euthyphro Analysis

In 399 BC, Socrates was accused of impiety and corrupting the minds of the youth – an accusation, in reality, that was based on the fear the government had about philosophers turning the populace against them. Socrates was known for disagreeing with certain political beliefs that deemed Athens the one true power and thus his …

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