"Euthyphro (Full Text)"
PERSONS OF THE DIALOGUE: Socrates, Euthyphro
SCENE: The Porch of the King Archon.
Why have you left the Lyceum, Socrates? and what are you doing in the Porch of the King Archon? Surely you cannot be concerned in a suit before the King, like myself?
Not in a suit, Euthyphro; impeachment is the word which the Athenians use.
What! I suppose that some one has been prosecuting you, for I cannot believe that you are the prosecutor of another.
Then some one else has been prosecuting you?
And who is he?
A young man who is little known, Euthyphro; and I hardly know him. His name is Meletus, and he is of the deme of Pitthis. Perhaps you may remember his appearance; he has a beak, and long straight hair, and a beard which is ill grown.