Monday, July 20, 2020

Escaping from many mad masters...

Plato  Republic 1 329 c (Cohen, Curd, Reeve 3rd edition 2005 p 333)
"Quiet, man," the poet replied, "I am very glad to have escaped from all that, like a slave who has escaped from a savage and tyrannical master."  I thought at the time that he was right, and I still do, for old age brings peace and freedom from all such things.  When the appetites relax and cease to importune us, everything Sophocles said comes to pass, and we escaped from many mad masters.

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