Its well known that Plato was from the aritocratic elite of Athenian society. In his writings Socrates figure as his pre-eminent philosophical spokesperson.
There is a adage, which might be a truism that Philosophy can only be engaged by a social strata that has leisure. Yet Socrates is historically seen as a stone-mason, an artisan and a man who work works with his hands; it is arguable that the nature of his social origin and his position in the philosophical firmament of Plato that marked him as an antogonist with Nietzsche.
It seems from all this that Socrates occupies an ambiguous social position.
What would have been his social position in the context of the Athenian polity (and not in terms of the contemporary European situation)?