Order out of Chaos 22

To continue with Socrates’ defence, he went from one man to another because the prophecy of the oracle weighed heavily upon him. As he stated : “I found that men in most repute were all but the most foolish; and others less esteemed were really wiser and better.” He investigated the poets, then the artisans only to find them no better and he concluded that “ God only is wise…their pretense of knowledge has been detected… and this is why my three accusers, Meletus and Anytus and Lycon, have set upon me….”