Ridiculing Meletus

================================================== Socrates is ridiculing Meletus by having him state before the jury that Socrates, alone, corrupts the youth and that all the other Athenians improve them. (Meletus does not want to offend anybody in the jury!) Socrates humorously points out that this is the opposite state of affairs of what one finds in nature. For example, there are far more people who can ruin the training of a horse than those (such as a horse trainer) who can improve the horse.