For Plato's description of such painstaking Cf. Phaedrus
278 D. Cicero De sen.. 5. 13 “scribens est
mortuus.” went down yesterday to the PeiraeusCf. 439 E; about a five-mile walk.
with Glaucon, the son of Ariston, to pay my devotionsPlato and Xenophon represent Socrates as worshipping the
gods,NO/MW| PO/LEWS. Athanasius,
gentes, 9, censures Plato for thus adoring an Artemis made with
hands, and the fathers and medieval writers frequently cite the passage
for Plato's regrettable concessions to
polytheism—“persuasio civilis” as Minucius
Felix styles it. Cf. Eusebius Praep. Evang. xiii. 13.
66. to the Goddess,Presumably Bendis