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One of Socrates’s friends and “demesmen” (or member of the same township), and the father of Critobulus. During his apologia, Socrates refutes the claim that he has corrupted the Athenian youth. In doing so, he suggests that Crito—who knows him well and is present at the trial—would surely stand up and speak honestly if he believed that Socrates had harmed his son. After the jury finds Socrates guilty, he has an opportunity to ask for a specific punishment. Since he has no money, he says that Crito, Critobulus, Apollodorus, and Plato—all good friends of his—have offered to lend him money so that he can set the penalty at a fine of “thirty minas.”
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Crito Character Timeline in Apology

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...would not hesitate to condemn him if he had treated them badly. Indeed, he sees Crito and Crito’s son Critobulus in attendance, as well as Apollodorus and Plato, all of whom... (full context)
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...be able to afford “one mina of silver.” However, he proceeds by saying that Plato, Crito, Critobulus, and Apollodorus have urged him to set the penalty at thirty minas, since they... (full context)