After being rescued from prison, Crito said, he would be taken to a home in Thessaly, where Crito and his friends would be more than happy to house and feed Socrates.
However, if he were to take Crito's advice and escape, he would wrong the laws and betray his life's pursuit of justice. Historians don't know the exact location of Socrates' cell, but according to excavations, it is about meters southwest of the Heliaia court, just outside the site of the agora.
Crito himself is a rich Athenian, who like Socrates is from Demos Alopeke. But Socrates logically refutes Crito's argument. As a philosopher who has become unfaithful to his principles, however, he would be so discredited that he would have to give up his previous life content.
He would have to be content with a region like Thessalywhich was chaotic and disorganized. In many instances, the ability to remain flexible is a necessary trait for a modern business professional to possess.
Anyone who disapproved of the conditions and laws in Athens could emigrate with all their possessions, but those who decide to remain automatically choose to follow the laws of the state. There he could entertain crowds with the story of his unjust escape.
Unlike other works by Plato, Socrates takes a more objective stance on epistemology, being optimistic about the knowledge coming from experts in a subject.
The state's demand for loyalty is a social contract theory : where citizens have a mutual agreement with the state understanding what being a citizen of the state means. This plea was ultimately rejected.