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Apology

Apology - Plato I was surprised by how engaging this court scene was. Socrates seemed to be asking for it a little- I would have been annoyed by him, too. He did seem genuinely devoted to shaking things up and questioning everything (especially authority). He made some pretty big claims that he was answering to an authority higher than that his listeners were used to obeying, but I wasn't clear about exactly what that authority was. Throughout (but especially after his death sentence) there were some pretty eloquent and beautiful passages.