previous next

Μελήτου: i.e. the chief accuser. See Introd. § 5.

γραφὴν ἔφευγε: was prosecuted, hence with ὑπό. The active meaning is expressed by διώκειν. G. 1241; H. 820. Cf. μή πως ἐγὼ ὑπὸ Μελήτου τοσαύτας δίκας φύγοιμι Plato Apol. 19C.—τῶν ἄλλων εἰωθότων κτλ.: these appeals to sympathy were a common device in the courts of Athens. Socrates regarded such entreaties, though not formally prohibited by law, as in themselves παρὰ τοὺς νόμους, and refused to use them. Cf. Plato Apol. 38D, E.

ἀλλὰ ῥᾳδίως ἂν ἀφεθείς: but although he would have been readily acquitted. For the participle with ἄν, representing the same tense of the indic., see G. 1308, 2; H. 987 b.

ἐμμένων, παρανομῶν: see on στήσαντας i. 1. 9.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: