Socrates stands in the court giving the defense of his life.
He is accused of corrupting the youth and of atheism, both charges easily disproved. His real crime is of living a life on his own terms, of not allowing anyone to get away with easy hypocrisy. Even though the death penalty is assured, he spends his last moments in public pointing out the path to a good life.
Two thousand five hundred years later, we still look to his words for inspiration.