24 December 2010


“on this account then, especially, as it appears to me, he speaks of them as dæmons; because they were prudent and learned. and, in our old language, this very name occurs. hence both he, and many other poets, say well, who say that when a good man shall have reached his end, he receives a mighty destiny and honor, and becomes a dæmon, according to the appellation of prudence. I therefore give my vote for this, that every learned man, who is good, is dæmon-like, both while living and when dead, and is properly called a dæmon,” was put in the mouth of socrates.

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