Socrates has a strong relationship with a deity. How does that affect his relationship with his community?

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In Plato's Apology and Crito , Socrates talks at great length about his daemon, some sort of divine being or sign that stops him from behaving in certain ways and is essential to his spiritual beliefs. This notion of the daemon was fairly odd for Greek religion of the...

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In Plato's Apology and Crito, Socrates talks at great length about his daemon, some sort of divine being or sign that stops him from behaving in certain ways and is essential to his spiritual beliefs. This notion of the daemon was fairly odd for Greek religion of the period. Although Plato makes Socrates appear to also participate in more traditional religious rituals, there are hints in both Apology and Crito that Socrates' religious beliefs and/or behaviours may have been considered eccentric. One of the things of which he was accused at his trial was introducing new gods and asebia, or impiety. Thus it appears that his religious beliefs distanced him from his community.

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