The Apology is one of Plato’s earlier works and records a fictionalised account of Socrates’ defence speech in his trial for corrupting the youth of Athens. The work appears to provide not only a defence of Socrates’ legacy but also acts as a consolation to Socrates’ followers as to the righteousness of his cause and that his death was not a bad thing.
- Primary text: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Apology_(Plato)
- IEP Socrates: https://iep.utm.edu/socrates/
- IEP Plato: https://iep.utm.edu/plato/
- SEP Socrates: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/socrates/
- SEP Plato: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/plato/
- SEP Plato’s Shorter Ethical Works: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/plato-ethics-shorter/