previous next
[899a] or, thirdly, being itself void of body, but endowed with other surpassingly marvellous potencies, it conducts the body.

Yes, it must necessarily be the case that soul acts in one of these ways when it propels all things.

Here, I pray you, pause. This soul,—whether it is by riding in the car of the sun,1 or from outside, or otherwise, that it brings light to us all—every man is bound to regard as a god. Is not that so?

1 Cp.Plat. Tim. 41d ff, Plat. Tim. 41e ff, where the Creator is said to apportion a soul to each star, in which it rides “as though in a chariot.”

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

load focus Greek (1903)
hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide References (2 total)
  • Cross-references in notes from this page (2):
    • Plato, Timaeus, 41d
    • Plato, Timaeus, 41e
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: