Socrates stood trial for impiety, fomenting treason, and corrupting the youth of athens in 399 bc, in the immediate aftermath of the peloponnesian war, a disaster for athens faced with these. Chapter 2 :the greeks socrates' trial 399 bc meletus accuses socrates of impiety and corrupting the young to the surprise of many who thought that socrates would get the message and flee, socrates shows up for his trial. In works of ancient greek thinkers many great problems which and direct today development of psychological ideas are opened in their explanations of genesis and soul structure three directions on which there was a search of those big spheres independent of the individual just like which it was. By showing the unlikelihood of meletus' charge that socrates is the only person corrupting youth, he is able to focus on the incongruous nature of the accusation and how it appears specific to him.
Critias' association with socrates did little to help the latter's case in court in 399 bce when the athenian citizens meletus, anytus, and lycon charged him with impiety and corrupting the youth of the city. In the apology, plato provides the reader with a faithful picture of the greatness of socrates this dialogue is one of the many recorded about the life and work of socrates the apology is about how socrates was arrested and charged with corrupting the youth, believing in no gods not approved by the state, and for being a sophist. Means of corrupting the youth is the creation of new divine powers and the aban- donment of the old, then meletus must have some reason for believing the old gods to be genuine and the new ones false. What role do rumor and gossip play in the accusations against socrates his teachings got twisted into words he did not speak and misinformed people of his teachings since socrates inquired into the workings of nature, what did popular gossip claim.
Socrates stood trial for impiety, fomenting treason, and corrupting the youth of athens in 399 bc, in the immediate aftermath of the peloponnesian war, a disaster for athens. Plato's the apology of socrates written by plato, the apology is an account of socrates' legal defense in the trial that ended his life socrates presents his views on life and philosophy, saying that the thing he knows for certain is that he does not know. Meletus had accused socrates of corrupting the youth, or ruining the youth's morality socrates begins by asking if meletus considers the improvement of youth important he replies that he does, whereupon socrates asks who is capable of improving the young.
Socrates questions meletus whether or not the youth should be good as possible, and he replies yes after much questioning, socrates reveals that meletus believes that everyone in athens has a good influence on the youth, except socrates. The apology is written by plato of socrates' trial, at 70 years of age socrates was accused of impiety and corrupting the youth of athens plato's account consists of three speeches that were given by socrates during this trial. First of all, meletus accuses socrates of corrupting the minds of the youth when socrates questioned to meletus who is it that has a good influence on youth, meletus replied the laws socrates then asked him to be more specific in terms of people, and meletus said it were the jurymen.
Socrates was brought to trial based on charges of corrupting the youth and not believing in the gods (23d) the people of athens believed socrates was corrupting the youth because they simply did not understand his method of inquiry, which consisted of socrates teaching them to question what they thought to be true. Firstname lastname 29 may 2015 analysis of socrates' passage in apology despite his contributions to the foundations of philosophy as we have known today, it is a cruel irony that at 70 years old, socrates was convicted to death for allegedly corrupting the youth's minds. The formal charges however accuse socrates of not believing in the gods whom the city believes in and to be corrupting the youth socrates in then asked to defend himself with a speech in front of the jury and presents in the courtroom. Socrates asks meletus to clarify the charge, and meletus says that it's that socrates does not believe in gods at all, and that this is what he teaches to others, and adds that socrates believes that the sun is stone and the moon earth.
Meletus makes a weak case against socrates basing most of it on his own desire to get back at socrates for refuting that he is wise and falsely accuses socrates of how he corrupts the youth meletus states that the law, the councilmen, and the assembly are the ones that teach the youth. 2 understanding alcibiades' relationship with socrates is central to understanding socrates' role as a teacher, as well as to understanding philosophy's public or political face socrates was convicted and sentenced to death, after all, on accusations of impiety and of corrupting the youth 8. Objectives: to engage students deeply in both the historical and philosophical themes and primary sources surrounding the story of athens and the trial of socrates introduction in 399 bce socrates was tried by an athenian jury on charges of (a) denying the existence of deities, (b) introducing new deities, and (c) corrupting the youth of athens.
Through repeated questioning, socrates causes meletus to unknowingly charge him with complete responsibility for corruption of the youth in athens once he acknowledges that meletus charges him with the role of all corruption, he asks meletus if he believes that socrates did so knowingly. Socrates is a doer of evil and corrupter of the youth, and he does not believe in the gods of the state he has other new divinities of his own(apology 41) in the apology, by plato, these are the accusations brought against socrates during his trial.
Against the charges of corrupting the youth, atheism, and introducing new deities, socrates states that has been doing athens a service by improving its beliefs of wisdom and virtue he [socrates] regarded the charges as wholly unjustified he claimed to reform and improve both his own moral outlook and other people's. The charges made by meletus and anytus were that socrates was guilty of: a corruption of the youth b impiety they demand the death penalty regarding the charge of corruption of the youth -- socrates begins a dialogue with his accuser meletus he defends himself by practicising his art 1. Socrates states that the charge of corruption of the youth is a stock charge against all philosophers the charge may well be common against sophists, but such a defense is irrelevant to socrates' situation. The thesis, that socrates was guilty of corrupting the youth, is clearly stated and the paper does a good job developing the idea the analysis could probably be a bit more refined but, as a whole, i consider this a very good first paper.