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Platos Apology In Platos Apology Socrates is put in front of a jury of Athenians to ensure his innocence against the accusations placed upon him by his fellow men He is being accused due to his different way of thinking and his opposition to the Athenian State In the Apology Socrates remains calm and level headed as he tries to defend his name and his life in an honest manner During the trial Socrates behavior is consistent with his words he remains a believable character throughout and he behaves rather rationally This is all maintained while seeking to tell the truth Throughout the trial the behavior of Socrates is rather consistent with his words As he explains himself and his case Socrates remains calm while speaking of his way of life and of his beliefs As he speaks about wisdom- his own and the wisdom of others- he reveals his beliefs about what he knows and how he knows it He shows that he is a man of religious conviction The claim Im about to make is not my claim I shall appeal to a reliable authority I shall call the god at Delphi to give evidence to you about my wisdom he can tell you if I really do possess any and what it is like22e This shows that he follows his own ideas and is close to the gods Socrates knows that he is smart and wise therefore he need not lie to retain his freedom and he knows that because he has lived the life of a good man he will be ok Throughout both the trial and the sentencing Socrates stays a convincing and believable character He maintains his beliefs and doesnt compromise them to prevent him from being convicted This is the truth I assure you men of Athens I speak with absolutely no concealment or reservation Im pretty sure its the way of speaking which
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