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In Defense on Behalf of Palamedes Gorgias attempts to prove Palamedes is innocent by making his defense in every possible way He does this by using evidence about Palamedes evidence that has direct relation to the person his actions and the way he has lived his life so far A major piece of evidence used is the fact that Palamedes did not have the physical ability to commit this crime He goes on to say that there had to be some sort of meeting or discussion And intern to the meeting there had to be a third person to witness anything hiddenwhere are all these people He adds that there had to be men to help him free or slaves The free men he knows are among him at the time and he says that it is not credible that he would use slaves He goes through these facts and others to Another piece of evidence used by Gorgias is that there is no reason Palamedes would have to commit this crime What would he have to gain To rule over them or the barbarians either option is preposterous He couldnt rule over the men he stands before for they are of higher stature than he is And the barbarians no one will betray them He also offers past life evidence that I am speaking the truth and you be witnesses to the witness for you are my companions and thus know these things He eventually addresses the accuser asking him if he knows accurately what he is saying or is he just making it up Furthermore he wants to know where if anywhere this knowledge came fromeither from seeing or participating or learning from someone who was participating He proceeds to address the way Palamedes was accused He was accused of two entirely opposite things wisdom and madness If one is wise he cannot be mad
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