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Trial of Socrates: Innocent, Though Found Guilty

Summary: In his trial, the philosopher Socrates was found guilty and sentenced to death, but the essay's author argues that he was in fact innocent. The case for his innocence is made, including the role of Socrates' perceived threat to democracy.
"Now it is time that we were going, I to die and you to live; but which of us has the happier prospect is unknown to anyone but god" (42a). At the end of the trial of Socrates, he was found guilty and sentenced to death by the Athenian jury. This trial was held after Athens had gone through hard times, first with the dictatorship of the four hundred, and then with the dictatorship of the thirty. Now there were many people who were angry with Socrates for his philosophy. His two charges that were brought against him were that he, believed in other gods, and that he was corrupting the youth. However, these two charges were completely absurd. Socrates cared a lot about Athens and was trying to make it a better place. He tried to follow the laws and gods of Athens. Socrates was innocent of...

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