A Brief Comment On The Query: "is Socrates Guilty As Charged?"

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In other words, Meletus and the other accusers are accusing Socrates of a crime of 'non-conformity' - instead of bowing to those who are held in places of authority and those who have reputations of being wise, Socrates believes that it is his role in life to question these people in their wisdom, and to expose those who claim that they are knowledgeable and wise, but who really are not...
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The true nature of this charge was vengeance carried out on the part of the power-holders of Athenian society: the politicians, poets, manual artisans. Socrates, in effect, made fools out of these people, exposing their speeches are mere rhetoric than actual wisdom and knowledge...
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