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Μέλητος) or Melītus (Μέλιτος). An obscure tragic poet, but notorious as one of the accusers of Socrates (q.v.). It was he who made the formal accusation before the archon; but he was really the least important of the three accusers, and is said to have been bribed to take part in the proceedings. After the death of Socrates, Meletus was stoned to death by the people, in the revulsion of feeling which they experienced (Apol.; Diod.xiv. 37; Diog. Laert. ii. 43).

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