He attempts to defend himself at the trial, but the odds are stacked against him. He cannot convince the jury that the charges are politically motivated. He tries to point out to his enemies, and the jury, that his life was devoted to questioning others and seeking wisdom. His most famous teaching was, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” But, in the end, they find him guilty.
They unjustly condemn him to die. I am not surprised by the outcome.
As Socrates lifts the cup of hemlock to his lips, he tells his friends not to mourn him.
So ends the life of the wisest Athenian in my lifetime.