A philosopher, and one of Socrates’s disciples. It is because of Plato that Socrates’s apologia has survived at all, since he is the one who wrote it out and preserved it. One of history’s most important writers, Plato is mentioned twice in Socrates’ defense—once when Socrates lists the men who would gladly testify on his behalf, and once when he explains that Plato—along with Crito, Critobulus, and Apollodorus—has offered to lend him money so he can pay a fine of “thirty minas” as a penalty.
Plato Character Timeline in Apology
The timeline below shows where the character Plato appears in Apology. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Indeed, he sees Crito and Crito’s son Critobulus in attendance, as well as Apollodorus and Plato, all of whom are close acquaintances who could speak accurately about his character. He then... (full context)
...only 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... (full context)