In Plato's Apology, a main question is that between belief and knowledge, between the pretense of Socrates' accusers and the simple truth of Socrates, between the laws of men and the laws that transcend men.
My question is however, how much of Socrates is grounded in faith/conviction (πίστις) rather than logic or reason. Is it a faith in those things? Where does faith fit into the belief/knowledge picture?
Because in Apology he talks about the Oracle of Delphi and says...
“...that God only is wise; and by his answer he intends to show that the wisdom of men is worth little or nothing; he is not speaking of Socrates, he is only using my name by way of illustration, as if he said, He, O men, is the wisest, who, like Socrates, knows that his wisdom is in truth worth nothing”.
Socrates also says,
“Then I went to one man after another, being not unconscious of the enmity which I provoked, and I lamented and feared this: but necessity was laid upon me,–the word of God, I thought, ought to be considered first.”
So I guess my question is when Socrates professes this kind of faith in God which he never justifies, is he really saying that man can know nothing and that an extreme skepticism is the only tenable position? How does this square with Plato's assertion of metaphysical truth in the Forms and in cultivating virtues and reason?
In Antigone the eponymous heroine makes a similar argument about the laws of God being greater than the laws of men. She seems to be saying that faith in the laws of the gods is greater than belief, with the obvious question being how can you delineate between the two. Is there where reason comes in?
Edit: In Apology as well as Antigone the epistemic word πίστις is not used anywhere, but rather derivatives of the word νόμος are used (see the discussion in the answer below). In the aforementioned answer, a point was made that this is a sociological and political word, not necessarily part of an epistemic assertion. But it seems in the translations of both Apology and Antigone the characters are making epistemic assertions that rest on their gods/gods' laws.