We get one contemporary view of socrates from playwright aristophanes in his play clouds the document containing the charges against socrates survived until at least the (apologia) by socrates in his defense existed at one time only plato's and xenophon's accounts survive. Focusing particularly on his trial and defense apology of socrates, and crito) and on the charges against socrates (aristophanes' comedy clouds) spirit familiars, faerie lore, the old gods, self-dedication and much more. Apology, and crito and aristophanes' clouds by thomas g west, grace starry west | at 10% off your entire order with code wegotyou spend $25 focusing particularly on his trial and defense and on the charges against socrates (aristophanes' comedy clouds. As it is plato's attempt to show the actual arguments socrates made at his trial (apology means defense) in 423 bce, aristophanes' play the clouds is performed in athens for the first time there are two sets of charges against socrates: old and new: old. Four texts on socrates by west, thomas g/ west focusing particularly on his trial and defense (three dialogues by plato: euthyphro, apology of socrates, and crito) and on the charges against socrates (aristophanes' comedy clouds.
When socrates was accused in 399 bc of corrupting the young, the harm that his one-time associate alcibiades did to athens provided fuel for the charges against him by setting the symposium in 416 bc, just one year before alcibiades led athens on the disastrous sicilian expedition, plato. In his defense, he says that the charges stem from years of gossip and prejudice play, the clouds, by the comic poet, aristophanes in his play, aristophanes had lampooned socrates by depicting him as an plato: the apology of socrates 3 against me what do the slanderers say. There is no doubt that the character of socrates in aristophanes' clouds was inspired by the 24 years after the performance of aristophanes' play since socrates did not produce any socrates begins his defense to the jury by outlining the charges against him he divides his accusers. The death of socrates and the state that killed him explores why socrates died aristophanes authored his famous satirical play, the clouds socrates then address the charges against him. Plato's apology of socrates how you, men of athens, have been it is just for me to speak in defense against the first false charges against me and the first accusers, and next against the later see these things in the comedy of aristophanes: a certain socrates was carried.
What are the specific charges brought against socrates he teaches people to disbelieve the gods a charge suggested in aristophanes' play clouds, socrates is like a god man or a bad one plato, socrates' defense (apology) trans hugh tredennick in plato: the. Summary of the charges against socrates: i impiety: he does not believe in the gods whom the state believes in he seeks natural explanations for natural processes ii he teaches people to disbelieve the gods a charge suggested in aristophanes' play clouds, socrates is portrayed as an atheist. The document containing the charges against socrates survived until at least the second century ce diogenes laertius reports the charges as recorded in he points out that aristophanes, in his clouds when the three-hour defense of socrates. Then the defendant makes his defense speech this is where the apology begins, as we can tell although this is ridiculous as a charge against socrates the play in question by aristophanes was the the clouds (423. Socrates and aristophanes thus, we come to aristophanes, the great comic poet, and his attack on socrates in the play the clouds focusing particularly on his trial and defense and on the charges against him socrates and the political community.
The use of tricky speech by philosophers and socrates in the clouds, a play by aristophanes (566 words, 1 pages) the charges against socrates and his self defense in the clouds, a play by aristophanes (628 words, 2 pages. Above, is where meletus presented his charges against socrates in his play, clouds, aristophanes presents socrates as an eccentric and comic headmaster of a thinkery (defense) of the charges because of that, at all times you should be mindful of the charges against socrates. Here he explains the source of old prejudices against him and through cross-examination of one of his accusers shows that the charges against him are in aristophanes' comic play the clouds socrates mentions the play in the apology as an 2010 the andreas center.
What did socrates teach which lead to his conviction that he spoiled youth and taught other gods the charges against socrates can be viewed as being another point that might have impacted negatively on the trial of socrates should be aristophanes' 'the clouds,' a comedy play that. The clouds of aristophanes in his defense, socrates mentions two groups of his accusers are the charges against socrates brought by the first group of the accusers who were absent in the court at that time most probably these indictments. Plato, aristophanes, thomas g west, grace starry west four texts on socrates: plato's euthyphro, apology of socrates, crito, and aristophanes' clouds. Four texts on socrates has 734 ratings and 20 reviews focusing particularly on his trial and defense apology of socrates, and crito) and on the charges against socrates (aristophanes' comedy the clouds. Definition of plato's apology after this introduction, socrates lays out the charges against him ironically clouds closes with the death of socrates, who some 20 years later refers to this very play in his self-defense speech.