Socrates is arguably one of the greatest men who ever lived. His wisdom has captured imaginations for thousands of years and will likely inspire people for several thousand more. In this week’s episode of The Edward Mullen Podcast, I pay homage to him. On episode 17, I recount the trial of Socrates based on Plato’s Apology. Tune in to hear the words of this wise man as he presents his case in front of 501 fellow Athenians.
The formal charges are:
- Corrupting the youth
- Not believing in the gods the city believes
Many scholars believe Plato’s Apology was Plato’s first dialogue and it is commonly regarded as one the most reliable sources of information about Socrates. While the dialogue is written in the first person, from Socrates point of view, it is not necessarily a historical account of what was spoken that day. Nevertheless, it is worth a read or listen.
honour his word and obey the law, or escape from prison and live in exile.