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Apology

By Plato

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Book Id: WPLBN0000675602
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 264.28 KB.
Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Apology  
Author: Plato
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Language: English
Subject: Philosophy, Philosophy & politics, Literature & philosophy
Collections: Penn State University's Electronic Classics Series Collection
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Plato,. (n.d.). Apology. Retrieved from http://cn.ebooklibrary.org/


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Excerpt: How you have felt, O men of Athens, at hearing the speeches of my accusers, I cannot tell; but I know that their persuasive words almost made me forget who I was - such was the effect of them; and yet they have hardly spoken a word of truth. But many as their falsehoods were, there was one of them which quite amazed me; - I mean when they told you to be upon your guard, and not to let yourselves be deceived by the force of my eloquence. They ought to have been ashamed of saying this, because they were sure to be detected as soon as I opened my lips and displayed my deficiency; they certainly did appear to be most shameless in saying this, unless by the force of eloquence they mean the force of truth; for then I do indeed admit that I am eloquent. But in how different a way from theirs! Well, as I was saying, they have hardly uttered a word, or not more than a word, of truth; but you shall hear from me the whole truth: not, however, delivered after their manner, in a set oration duly ornamented with words and phrases.


 
 



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