Today we continue our annotated Chinese edition of The Apology. In this fourth and penultimate passage from Plato's narration of the trial of his famous mentor, Socrates wraps up his defense before the Athenian assembly and prepares for judgment. After reviewing the evidence presented against him, the famous philosopher turns his attention to the more abstract question of what it means to live a good life, and what obligations man has to the idea of truth itself.
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. In it as with the rest of our Chinese short stories
, we have annotated the entire transcript to make it easy for you to read Chinese without the need to constantly look up individual words. Just hover your mouse over any word for an instant popup containing the english definition and pinyin pronunciation of that very word in context. Reading Chinese has never been easier.