n the Apology Socrates tries to defend himself against a set of charges, some old and some new. He raises up many issues such as what is corruption, ignorance as the cause of evil, life after death and the general attitude of Athenian society towards knowledge and wisdom. Socrates used the trial as a platform to teach one final lesson to the Athenians. What is the central point of Plato’s dialogue in your opinion? How does Euthyphro the priest exemplify this point? Your answer should reflect a thorough understanding of the reading material. It should engage and make use of Socrates’ most important lesson.

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Plato's ''Apology''

Three representatives of the Athenian society accused Socrates of being impious and corruptive for the youth of Athens. Socrates tries to defend himself through a series of logical explanations and even questions for one of the accusers. Meletus' answers make a case for Socrates, but he is nevertheless condemned to death.

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