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"The Apology" (of Socrates) is Plato's version of the speech given by Socrates as he defends himself against the charges of being a man "who corrupted the young, did not believe in the gods, and created new deities."

"Apology" here has its earlier meaning (now usually expressed by the word "apologia") of speaking in defense of a cause or of one's beliefs or actions.

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Socrates did not leave any writing, so his disciple Plato imitated his tone tone to write this "apology" -- the word originally means defense of oneself. It not only demonstrated the wisdom and cleverness of Socrates, but also reflected the reality and culture of the society at that time. The narrator did a great job. Highly recommended.