The great example of the trial and death of socrates demonstrates the close connection between his character and his philosophy among other accusations, socrates is found guilty of impiety (not worshipping the gods the state worships), corruption of the youth (infusing into the young persons the spirit of criticism of athenian society), among. The magnitude of socrates influence over athenian democracy can be demonstrated by the fact they needed him out of the way, and put him on trial for his life. 1socrates accused of corrupting athen's youth, not believing in greek gods, creating new gods, being an atheist, and using a weaker argument to beat a stronger one 2 socrates explain that his manner of speech will be simple and that this is his first time in a courtroom.
The trial of socrates took place over a nine-to-ten hour period in the people's court, located in the agora, the civic center of athens the jury consisted of 500 male citizens over the age of thirty, chosen by lot. Socrates raised questions about athenian religion, but also about athenian democracy and, in particular, he praised athens' arch-rival sparta, causing some scholars to interpret his trial as an expression of political infighting. The trial and execution of of socrates in athens in 399 bce puzzles historians why, in a society enjoying more freedom and democracy than any the world had ever seen, would a seventy-year-old philosopher be put to death for what he was teaching.
Instead of leaving him be, the athenian government put him on trial for heresy and treason refusing to flee, socrates awaited his trial in the end, he was sentenced to death via poison. The trial of socrates parts: (11) narrator cleon diodorus judge #1 judge#2 judge #3 and you have corrupted the youth of athens socrates: the judges of athens accuse me unjustly i have never disputed the existence of the we have come to speak on behalf of our beloved teacher, socrates we fear for his life and believe we are best able. Socrates was born and lived nearly his entire life in athens his father sophroniscus was a stonemason and his mother, phaenarete, was a midwife as a youth, he showed an appetite for learning. Aside from the fact that socrates fought in the conflict, it is important for an account of his life and trial because many of those with whom socrates spent his time became either sympathetic to the spartan cause at the very least or traitors to athens at worst.
Such is the influence of socrates that philosophers before him are called the presocratic philosophers the life of socrates anytus and lycon—brought charges against socrates a trial was held in ancient athens the procedure was quite different from the present day. Socrates was accused of refusing to recognize the gods recognized by the state and of corrupting the youth in his book, why socrates died: dispelling the myths , author robin waterfield offers a comprehensive study of what led to socrates’ trial, death sentence and interesting account of athenian history. Socrates has been accused for years leading up to the trial for corrupting the youth of athens these people have tarnished his name for years and he fears some of the jurors may have heard these things and would already think badly about him. Socrates, plato, and aristotle represent a secular trinity, three men whose influence on thought from medicine to politics, from metaphysics to literary theory, has been incalculable plato wanted to portray socrates not just as a great philosopher, but as an exemplar of the craft, his life a paragon and a model.
Socrates is one of the most colorful figures of the ancient greek world, who the strangeness of privacy life have always been of special philosophical and political science he was convict to death because he does not believe in god and corrupted the youth people to do the same. 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. The life of socrates socrates, 469-399 bc, greek in 399 bc socrates was tried for corrupting the morals of athenian youth and for religious heresies it is now believed that his arrest stemmed in particular from his influence on alcibiades and critias, who had betrayed athens the trial and death of socrates are described by plato.
The youth of athens delighted in watching socrates question their elders in the market and, soon, he had a following of young men who, because of his example and his teachings, would go on to abandon their early aspirations and devote themselves to philosophy (from the greek 'philo', love, and 'sophia', wisdom - literally 'the love of wisdom'. Socrates knew the trial brought onto him by three citizens of athens was not just and the official accusations of corrupting the youth and impiety are not the true reasons for the trial he was put to death because of his method of challenging others in the search for wisdom and knowledge. - in plato's, the apology of socrates, socrates was accused and on trial for two charges: that he had corrupted the youth of athens with his teachings, and, that he advocated the worship of false gods.
The greek philosopher and logician (one who studies logic or reason) socrates was an important influence on plato (427–347 bce ) and had a major effect on ancient philosophy early life socrates was the son of sophroniscus, an athenian stone mason and sculptor. Socrates and the examined life at his trial, charged with corrupting the athenian youth, socrates isn't exactly apologetic he tells the jury to their faces that they only charged him because they don't like that he forces them to confront uncomfortable truths. He lived in athens during a time of transition (athens' defeat at the hands of sparta in the peloponnesian war (431-404 bc) ended the golden age of athenian civilization) and had a tremendous influence on the athenian youth of his day. The apology is believed to be the most authentic account that has been preserved of socrates' defense of himself as it was presented before the athenian council it is in essential harmony with the references to the trial that occur in plato's other dialogs and also with the account given in xenophon's memorabilia.