In this section, socrates addresses the charges leveled against him by his old accusers his aim, he says, is to eliminate any prejudices that may have been held against him from the past, since these are likely to prevent him from having a fair trial. Meletus: the man who pressed charges against socrates anytus: prominent athenian politician who threatened socrates strepsiades: a character in the clouds who takes lessons from socrates with tragic consequences. Socrates' argument couldn't be much plainer than that if the analogy holds then that would imply that only a minority is capable of improving the youth hence socrates undermines the first main accusation against him, and demonstrates that meletus is ignorant of the very knowledge necessary to make the relevant charge.
An open-minded and conscientious member of the jury could therefore have come to the conclusion that socrates posed a significant threat to the city and should be found guilty of the charges against him in a way, socrates did fail to acknowledge the gods recognized by the city, he did introduce new. Having made his defense against the first class of his accusers, socrates proceeds to reply to the specific charges that are now being made against him meletus has stated that socrates is a doer of evil in that he corrupts the youth, does not believe in the gods of the state, and has introduced new divinities of his own. The cocktail party socrates questions agathon's speech, suggesting that agathon has spoken about the object of love, rather than love itself to correct him, socrates relates what he was once told by a wise woman named diotima.
Socrates chose to prevent euthyphro from prosecuting his father, instead of invoking procedural formalities against meletus' bogus lawsuit in other words, socrates prefers saving euthyphro's soul to preserving his own aging body from death. Chapter 11: socrates in the euthyphro and the apology in the euthyphro, socrates encounters euthyphro at the porch of the king archonthey both have dealings with the king: socrates because meletus has indicted him for corrupting the young (2a-c), euthyphro because he intends to press charges against his father for murder (3e7-4a10. Apology plato's apology delves into the indictment brought upon socrates socrates is baffled as to why he has formal charges brought against him, but socrates has no choice but to go to court and defend himself. Socrates' accusers the most remarkable feature of his rhetoric is the cavalier way that socrates treats the charges against him he begins by mentioning the formal charges by the present accusers, anytus, meletus.
At this point, socrates turns to meletus, who, he says, has frivolously brought these charges against him not only that, but he has been irresponsible in bringing together the jury however, worst of all is that he does not truly care about the things he accuses socrates of doing. Socrates remarks that meletus, anytus, and lycon, who have brought the present charges before the court, are only the most recent of a number of people who have spoken out against him. Although three athenians, meletus, anytus, and lycon, have brought charges against socrates that he has corrupted the youth and doesn't believe in the greek gods, the real cause of the trial is undoubtedly that socrates has created many enemies in.
An analysis of the charges against socrates brought upon him by a man meletus pages 1 socrates, meletus, charges against socrates. In the apology, socrates examines the charges brought against him by meletus and tries to prove that they are false the first charge brought against him is that he was corrupting the youth socrates responds to this by asking meletus in his opinion, how socrates was corrupting the youth. The charges against socrates were brought upon him by a man names meletus meletus was a young man that socrates did not know very well these charges brought on by meletus caused the indictment of socrates. The first charges against socrates arose from general prejudices that surrounded him over the years these general accusations were that socrates was: (1) a physicalist and (2) a sophist the charge of investigating things beneath the earth and in the skies belongs to a physicalists like thales and anaxagoras.
And it is these charges that were brought against him by meletus and anytus at the time socrates was 70 years old and had become a widely recognized citizen of athens, therefore allowing the trial to leave its stain on history forever. Meletus (greek: μέλητος fl 5th-4th century bce) was an ancient athenian greek from the pithus deme known for his prosecuting role in the trial and eventual execution of the philosopher socrates. 24b - 28a summary socrates now turns from his old accusers to his new ones, those who have brought him to trial socrates reminds the court that they accuse him of corrupting the minds of the young and of believing in supernatural phenomena of his own invention rather than in the gods of the state. The charges against socrates were brought upon him by a man names meletus meletus was a young man that socrates did not know very well these charges brought on by meletus caused the indictment of socrates one of the charges in the affidavit written by meletus against socrates is that he is.