First Accusers a. persuading the audience since childhood (18b-c) b. claiming that Socrates is a wise man; teaches about the sky and the earth below and advocates atheism c. They can’t be named except for the comedic writers (Aristophanes) d. Socrates is fighting with shadows as these early accusers won’t testify e. All these accusations are false f. He doesn’t charge money like the others sophists (Gorgias et al) g. His occupation: searching for wisdom (20d) i. Chaerephon and the oracle of Delphi (21a ff) ii. No one is wiser than Socrates (21b) iii. Socrates tests the ‘wise’ or those who think themselves to be so (21b-e) iv. In his systematic investigation he has discovered those with the greatest reputation are most deficient (22a) 1. poets compose through inspiration (22b-c) 2. craftsmen: know things he doesn’t but think themselves To be wise in others spheres (22e) h. Socrates has become unpopular through questioning (23a) i. the god’s meaning: that man among you is wisest who like Socrates understands his wisdom to be worthless (23b) ii. Because of his occupation he’s not able to engage in public affairs (23b-c) iii.
First, Christine can “speak” to readers by channeling her own persona into her main character. Further, the form of authorial conversation with allegorical figures was a popular didactic medieval convention, and this textual structure remains accessible today. When Judith L. Kellogg writes, “the space in which the city [of ladies] is built must be within each woman,” she bridges the six-hundred years since the writing of The Book of the City of Ladies with a few strokes of her pen. In other words, Christine urges individual women to take the first step toward realizing a feminist hereafter. By writing (as author) and creating (as heroine) a city of ladies, Christine emphasizes women’s spaces, self-defense, and memory as keys to the creation of women’s history and future.
At the age of 18 he became an Athens citizen and had more rights. He learned from many great speakers of his time, but ultimately found that he had a way of thinking all his own. After becoming a teacher of many, Athens started to fear and hate Socrates for the thought that he was “Poisoning their children’s mind”. At the trial of the century the prosecutors, Meletus, Lycon, and Anytus faced Socrates. Socrates spoke to the jurors that he had done nothing wrong and that he leaves his fate in the Athens god and in the people of the jury.
which has given us a step towards the entertainment we have today. Aristotle, a Greek philosopher, has also given us a system of logic, which, I believe, a lot of people didn’t thing was invented in any shape or form. With all this things, known and unknown about the Greeks, it has made them popular, stories about their people and gods could be seen written in books and passed by tongue, but one familiar part of the Greek culture and the one we’re tackling in this research is the War’s of Greece, more specifically, the ever famous Trojan War. This research report would circle around the idea of the Greek’s war culture, as we can see in most of their mythology and stories, their warriors are quite violent and think of war as a way to solve problems, thus the research report about it. Specifically, we would be looking at the famous Greek author Homer's work, the Iliad, and on how it shows the story of the mighty Achilles, a fearless warrior and hero of Greece, and his act of revenge towards Hector which leads to the doom of Troy.
Santa-Maria also says that while Franklin promotes the idea of being like Socrates, Franklin is in fact more like Epicurus. Santa-Maria ends his essay by stating that he believes that Franklin’s interpretation of virtue is a failure, and that moral perfection is impossible. I believe that Santa-Maria’s critical essay was very clearly written and thought-provoking. He expresses his ideas very clearly, and has a lot of background information to back it up. It was very easy to comprehend what he believed, and easy to see why he felt this way.
Thomas Barrett Mr. Nichols English 101 18 September 2013 Reading Analysis: Mother Tongue – Amy Tan You may be wondering how I chose a story with a name like “Mother Tongue”, and to be completely honest, I chose this story by allowing my girlfriend to open my book at a random page, in order for me to have a story that I “care” about. The story follows the dramatic, non-stereotypical life of Amy Tan as a young adult. I mention the “non stereotypical” subject, because she has made it a point in this short story to inform us of her struggle finding her educational path as a young adult. As a young Asian-American, she was pressured by her school to follow a path based in math, but throughout the years, it was apparent to her that she was better suited for a major in English. The bulk of the story explains her experience with different writing styles after her decision to focus everything on English.
Theme Analysis | The Euthyphro is primarily concerned with asking a Socratic question, "What is piety?" and working through arguments to arrive at a credible answer. There are however, several important and underlying arguments going on beneath the surface of the text. Plato has written this book in his usual dialectic fashion, which was also considered by himself and Socrates to be the only way at which philosophers could acquire knowledge and a soul good enough to commune with the Forms in death. The dialectic simply means question/answer format.
Alma Askins Rowe Professor Nathan Poage Philosophy 1301 January 25, 2013 The Charges against Socrates Socrates is described as having neglected his own affairs, instead he was spending his time discussing virtue, justice, and piety wherever his fellow citizens congregated, seeking wisdom about right conduct so that he might guide the moral and intellectual improvement of Athens (Perel). Using a method now known as the Socratic dialogue, or dialectic, he drew forth knowledge from his students by pursuing a series of questions and examining the implications of their answers. Socrates had charges brought against him by a man named Meletus, who was a young man that Socrates did not know very well. These charges that were brought against him caused the indictment of Socrates. One of the charges in the affidavit written by Meletus against Socrates is that he is an evil doer "corrupting the youth" (Grube).
Short Paper II – Passage 1, Apology of Socrates, 20: C-D The Apology is a fictional interpretation of Socrates’ trial and defense against the charges of impiety, written by Plato. Therefore, although the main character in this dialogue is in fact Socrates, his voice is inevitably resounding from Plato’s perspective. Plato revered Socrates to the nth degree, and provided the audience with a distinguished, admirable, although slightly pompous version of Socrates. The purpose of this passage is used to establish the fact that Socrates was not and did not consider himself to be a sophist, and such a role was deemed to be almost insulting. Essentially, Socrates stated that he did not possess wisdom, like sophists believe they possess, but only human wisdom, which implies the fact that he knew that he knew nothing at all.