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The Apology An overview of Socrates' Apology from Plato's "The Trial and Death of Socrates"

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Department
Political Science
Course
POLS 2900
Professor
Stephen Newman
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 2Population of Athens 300000 o 13 of the population were slaves and meticsPlayed role in business o MeticResident alienMostly merchants o Slaves metics and women had no political rights20000 male citizens composed democracyBecause of role of slavesmeticswomen citizens could focus on politics o WomenRan house o SlavesmeticsRun commercial aspect of societyThe Apology o Athenian jurySelected by lotSuperintended jobs of elected officialsHeard civil and criminal cases o OnesidedNo record of what prosecutors saidOther than interpretation from Socrates response o Socrates charged on piety found guilty sentenced to deathS
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