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  The Three Accusers of Socrates
Anytus, a powerful middle-class politician from a family of tanners, is generally considered to have been the driving force behind the prosecution of Socrates.
Anytus supported the Amnesty of Eucleides in 403 that prohibited prosecution of offenses occurring during or before the Rule of Thirty.
Anytus' motivation in prosecuting Socrates is believed to have been based on his concern that the Socrates's criticism of Athenian institutions endangered the democracy that Athens had so recently regained.
www.law.umkc.edu /faculty/projects/ftrials/socrates/accusers.html   (929 words)

 The Last Days of Socrates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
By the time of Socrates trial in 399 Anytus was a very powerful political leader.
Plato tells us that Anytus had a mindless and fanatical hatred for Sophists with whom Socrates was popularly, though erroneously, associated.
As a defender of traditional values and institutions Anytus may have been incensed by those young followers of Socrates who went about making the politicians appear foolish.
socrates.clarke.edu /aplg0204.htm   (277 words)

 PLATO - LAWS - 360 BC - FULL TEXT - IN FOURTEEN WEBPAGE PARTS - PART HERE - Translated by Benjamin Jowett (1817-1893) - ...
He has been telling me, Anytus, that he desires to attain that kind of wisdom and-virtue by which men order the state or the house, and honour their parents, and know when to receive and when to send away citizens and strangers, as a good man should.
Anytus: No, indeed, neither I nor any of my belongings has ever had, nor would I suffer them to have, anything to do with them.
Anytus: Quite well; I am sure that I know what manner of men these are, whether I am acquainted with them or not.
evans-experientialism.freewebspace.com /plato_meno02.htm   (7253 words)

 Apology - Don Paarlberg - The Examined Life On-Line Philosophy Journal
Anytus is a historical figure, one of the leaders of the democratic coup of 403 (see Appendix I).
Anytus and his colleagues have made specific charges, which the court ostensibly is considering.
In any case, Socrates' remark seems to imply that Anytus' son needed a liberal education appropriate for aristocrats—i.e., as was offered by the sophists—rather than technical and commercial instructions from his father.
www.examinedlifejournal.com /archives/vol1ed3/1_Apology.html   (8168 words)

 JURIST - The Trial of Socrates
The Archon determined--after listening to Socrates and Meletus (and perhaps the other two accusers, Anytus and Lycon)--that the lawsuit was permissible under Athenian law, set a date for the "preliminary hearing" (anakrisis), and posted a public notice at the Royal Stoa.
The three accusers, Meletus, Anytus, and Lycon, had a total of three hours, measured by a waterclock, to present from an elevated stage their argument for guilt.
Plato quotes Anytus as warning Socrates: "Socrates, I think that you are too ready to speak evil of men: and, if you will take my advice, I would recommend you to be careful." Anytus had an additional personal gripe concerning the relationship Socrates had with his son.
jurist.law.pitt.edu /trials30.htm   (3537 words)

 Notes on Plato's dialog Meno
The character Anytus was later one of Socrates’ main accusers at the trial.
Anytus mistakenly thinks that because Socrates has mentioned the Sophists as possible teachers of virtue, that Socrates must approve of the Sophists.
(Anytus does not understand that Socrates was being ironic.) Anytus is vehemently opposed to the Sophists.
instruct.westvalley.edu /lafave/Meno.htm   (672 words)

 Trials of Conscience:
Anytus, was a wealthy Athenian and a leader of the democratic party.
Anytus was a tanner by profession and apparently extremely successful at his job (i.e., a member of the nouveau riche, not the traditional aristocracy).
There are two stories about him: first, that his own son was a devotee of Socrates for a while, to which Anytus strongly objected; second that Anytus was rich enough to bribe a jury in 410 when he was prosecuted for losing a battle.
abacus.bates.edu /~mimber/Trials/w2c1.htm   (2128 words)

 Writers on the Loose - Cory Hansen
Had the story of Anytus began and ended with this effort, he could be considered a noble character.
There are other citations to the career of Anytus, which belie his efficacy as a politician and his impotence at legitimate accomplishment.
“Anytus (one of the three prosecutors of Socrates) had a fleet of 30 triremes to Pylos in 409 B.C., attempting to expel the Spartans then occupying it.
www.writersontheloose.com /writers/CHansen/index.cfm?story=26505   (1513 words)

 NovelGuide: Meno: Novel Summary
He calls Anytus into the conversation to explore the question of whether virtue can be found among the politicians.
Anytus expresses contempt for teachers like the Sophists and he debates with Socrates about the failure of fathers to teach their sons to be virtuous, and the failure of public officials to exhibit virtue for their citizens.
Socrates concludes that virtue cannot be taught as evidenced by his previous examples and Anytus accuses Socrates of being too harsh on people, speaking ill of them too easily at which time he excuses himself from the conversation.
www.novelguide.com /meno/novelsummary.html   (1424 words)

 Class Assessment
Anytus could not endure being ridiculed by Socrates, so he stirred up Aristophanes and his friends against him.
Anytus was roused to anger on behalf of the craftsmen and politicians, Lycon on behalf of the rhetoricians, and Meletus on behalf of the poets; for all three of these classes had felt Socrates' lash.
Favorinus, in the first book of his Memorabilia, says that the speech of Polycrates against Socrates is not authentic, because he speaks of the rebuilding of the walls of Conon–which, however, did not take place until Socrates had been dead six years.
www.csun.edu /~hcfll004/Soc-trial.html   (569 words)

 Meno - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When Anytus appears on the scene, Socrates lavishes backhanded praise on him as the son of a man, Anthemion, who earned his fortune by his own brains and hard work.
He says that Anthemion had his son well-educated, and Anytus, the beneficiary of a well-meaning father, must both be virtuous and know what it is. Anytus bashes sophists, and saying that he neither knows any, nor cares to know any.
Anytus exits the conversation without further ado, and then Socrates returns to the question of how we know what good is, and how knowledge of good is different from true opinions about it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Meno   (1933 words)

Anytus was one of the prosecutors of Socrates.
The most vehement accuser of Socrates; legend (perhaps unreliable) has it that he was banished from Athens, after the public felt guitly about having Socrates executed.
Plato also depicts Anytus as an interlocutor in his dialogue the Meno.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Bios/Anytus.html   (145 words)

ANYTUS: Yes, he questions everything, seems to laugh at everyone and teaches our youth to do this, too.
Meletus, Anytus and Lycon move to the left of the rock as Socrates comes to stand at the rock.
ANYTUS: And as you, the wise Socrates, go about Athens laughing at all her respected citiznes, you bring along with you our sons to show them how to disrespect their elders.
www.siue.edu /~nruff/socrates.html   (3452 words)

 The Meno
ANYTUS: I imagine that they learned of the previous generation of gentlemen.
But the question is whether they were also good teachers of their own virtue;--not whether there are, or have been, good men in this part of the world, but whether virtue can be taught, is the question which we have been discussing.
ANYTUS: Socrates, I think that you are too ready to speak evil of men: and, if you will take my advice, I would recommend you to be careful.
academic.regis.edu /proebuck/texts/meno.htm   (9746 words)

 Apology hypertext notes
Anytus and his associates are the politicians who are charging Socrates with impiety.
Anytus seems to have been the ringleader, although Meletus was the one who took the lead in formally pressed the complaint.
When Socrates claims "wisdom" Anytus' friends in the jury try to shout him down, perhaps yelling about the divine inner voice that Socrates is is said to hear.
englishare.net /academic/plato-apology-footnotes.htm   (1518 words)

 Amazon.com: Anytus: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Consider the feelings of Anytus, the democratic leader whose son had become a pupil of...
Three Athenians - the poet Meletus, the politician Anytus and the orator Lycon - decided that he was a...
Anytus, the politician who remained in the background, instigated Meletus to...
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 Plato's Meno, 89c-95a
Doing so makes perfect sense, for Anytus is, in the first place, the son of Anthemion, a man both wealthy and wise – and who did not become rich by sitting on his hands, nor by being handed a gift like Ismenias the Theban, who recently acquired the possessions of Polycrates.
He has been telling me for some time, Anytus, that he longs to acquire the understanding and virtue that enables men to manage well their households and their cities – to care for parents, to know how and when to welcome and send away strangers and citizens alike, as a worthy man should.
S: I believe, Anytus, that there are many men here who are good and handling public affairs, and that there have been many more just like them in the past.
homepage.mac.com /jholbo/writings/dialogues/meno/meno10.html   (2054 words)

 The Trial of Socrates Film Screenplay
He had a son who was tutored by Socrates, and the boy's tutelage was cancelled when Anytus feared that Socrates was turning the boy against his father, away from his father's business, and away from the democratic ideal.
In the film, Socrates will have three major rifts with Anytus, one in the first act, two in the second act, which will escalate and read their apex with Anytus cutting off his son's tutelage with Socrates.
These, like his confrontations with Anytus, will escalate in their significance, so that finally, we will have several things which we know Socrates is not.
www.francesfarmersrevenge.com /stuff/socratesfilm.htm   (2090 words)

 APOLOGY by Plato, Part 05
Wherefore, O men of Athens, I say to you, do as Anytus bids or not as Anytus bids, and either acquit me or not; but whatever you do, know that I shall never alter my ways, not even if I have to die many times.
And I think that what I am going to say will do you good: for I have something more to say, at which you may be inclined to cry out; but I beg that you will not do this.
I would have you know that, if you kill such a one as I am, you will injure yourselves more than you will injure me. Meletus and Anytus will not injure me: they cannot; for it is not in the nature of things that a bad man should injure a better than himself.
www.greekmythology.com /Books/Classic/plato/apology_05.html   (646 words)

 The Internet Classics Archive | Apology by Plato
For I have had many accusers, who accused me of old, and their false charges have continued during many years; and I am more afraid of them than of Anytus and his associates, who are dangerous, too, in their own way.
For all these are ready to witness on behalf of the corrupter, of the destroyer of their kindred, as Meletus and Anytus call me; not the corrupted youth only - there might have been a motive for that - but their uncorrupted elder relatives.
And I may say more; for without the assistance of Anytus and Lycon, he would not have had a fifth part of the votes, as the law requires, in which case he would have incurred a fine of a thousand drachmae, as is evident.
classics.mit.edu /Plato/apology.html   (6646 words)

 Lev Shestov - Potestas Clavium - Part I - aphorisms 23-29
Anytus and Meletus are quite as dead as Socrates, they survived him by only a few years.
If he had not been condemned to death, Socrates would in any case have died several years later and nothing would be changed today: we would say that he died twenty-five hundred years ago.
But Anytus and Meletus are forever nailed to the pillory, while the image of Socrates is surrounded with a halo.
www.angelfire.com /nb/shestov/pc/pc1_6.html   (4938 words)

 Plato's Apology
Socrates was tried under the auspices of the restored democracy and, although the actual prosecutor in his trial was the obscure Meletus, the prosecution was instigated by Anytus, one of the democratic leaders exiled during the rule of the Thirty.
This, of course, could not be the basis of an accusation in court because of the amnesty, but the charge could be couched in sufficiently vague terms to avoid a technical violation of the amnesty.
On the other hand, Anytus and other enemies of Socrates almost certainly did not desire the philosopher's death, but would have been satisfied if Socrates had chosen the usual alternative of exile even before the trial had begun or proposed it as a penalty after condemnation.
depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu /classics/dunkle/studyguide/apology.htm   (3288 words)

 Vietsciences; Benjamin Jowett; The apology of Socrates; Translated by Benjamin Jowett, 1892 ; science, khoa hoc, ...
Most assuredly it is; whether you and Anytus say yes or no. Happy indeed would be the condition of youth if they had one corrupter only, and all the rest of the world were their improvers.
I do not deny that Anytus may, perhaps, injure me; and he may imagine, and others may imagine, that he is inflicting a great injury: but there I do not agree.
For all these are ready to witness on behalf of the corrupter, of the injurer of their kindred, as Meletus and Anytus call me; not the corrupted youth only, there might have been a motive for that, but their uncorrupted elder relatives.
vietsciences.free.fr /sinhngu/anhvan/socratesapology.htm   (5284 words)

 Trial of Socrates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
ANYTUS: "I was taking a walk, father!" Every day you say the same thing to me. You, my own son, who must continue the business begun by your father's father, you simply abandon it and leave!
ANYTUS (Finally speaking up): I will never forget when I first heard it from the lips of that blasphemous old sophist Socrates himself...
ANYTUS: At this very moment, Socrates is probably off in the agora somewhere slandering the democracy, profaning our religion, and corrupting our children.
www.greekphilosophy.com /trial_of_Socrates.html   (3609 words)

 The Apology of Socrates   By Plato   This version is by William S
They are even scarier than Anytus and his associates.
That is why Meletus, Anytus, and Lycon, have charged me. Meletus is against me for the poets.
Anytus says I should be put to death as an example.
hosting.uaa.alaska.edu /afwsj/apology1.htm   (3343 words)

 ANYTUS : Greek Curete daemon of Arcadia ; mythology : ANYTOS (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
ANYTOS (or Anytus) was a rustic Daimon (Spirit) entrusted with the care of the Mystery-goddess Despoine in Arkadia.
A′NYTUS (Anutos), a Titan who was believed to have brought up the goddess Despoena.
In an Arcadian temple his statue stood by the side of Despoena's.
www.theoi.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Georgikos/KoureteAnytos.html   (244 words)

 SparkNotes: Complete Text of The Apology: Section 2
I do not deny that Anytus may, perhaps, kill him, or drive him into exile, or deprive him of civil rights; and he may imagine, and others may imagine, that he is inflicting a great injury upon him: but there I do not agree.
For all these are ready to witness on behalf of the corrupter, of the injurer of their kindred, as Meletus and Anytus call me; not the corrupted youth only—there might have been a motive for that—but their uncorrupted elder relatives.
I may say more; for without the assistance of Anytus and Lycon, any one may see that he would not have had a fifth part of the votes, as the law requires, in which case he would have incurred a fine of a thousand drachmae.
pd.sparknotes.com /philosophy/apology/section4.html   (2618 words)

 ReadingGroupGuides.com - The Diagnosis by Alan Lightman
Is alienation between fathers and sons an inevitable part of life, or are Anytus and Bill "bad fathers," guilty of abnegating their moral responsibilities to their sons?
In the "Anytus Dialogue," Prodicus says, "Sokrates has drawn what he is too modest to speak.
The Diagnosis can be seen as a "dystopian" novel, a portrait of a society that has distorted the most basic principles and values of humankind.
www.readinggroupguides.com /guides3/diagnosis1.asp   (922 words)

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