What is the calumny which my enemies are spreading against me? It would run somewhat in this fashion: ‘Socrates is an evil-doer, who meddles with inquiries into things beneath the earth, and in heaven, and who “makes the worse appear the better reason” and who teaches others these same things. That is what they say, and in the Comedy of Aristophanes you yourself saw a man called Socrates swinging around in a basket and saying that he walked the air, and talking a great deal of nonsense about matter of which I understand nothing, either more or less… But the fact is, not one of these stories is true.
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