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The Death of Socrates – “The Greek Way” – Edith Hamilton

February 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Philosophy, Quotes

“But I really had better go bathe so that the women may not have the trouble of washing my body when I am dead.” One of those present, suddenly recalled from the charm of his talk to the stark facts, cried: “How shall we bury you?”

“Any way you like,” was the amused answer. “Only be sure you get hold of me and see that I do not run away.”

And turning to the rest of the company: “I cannot make this fellow believe that the dead body will not be me. Don’t let him talk about burying Socrates, for false words infect the soul. Dear Crito, say only that you are burying my body.”

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