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Clinias
Yes; everyone at least who has not reached the uttermost verge of folly.

Athenian
Concerning all the stars and the moon, and concerning the years and months and all seasons, what other account shall we give than this very same,—namely, that, inasmuch as it has been shown that they are all caused by one or more souls, which are good also with all goodness, we shall declare these souls to be gods, whether it be that they order the whole heaven by residing in bodies, as living creatures, or whatever the mode and method? Is there any man that agrees with this view who will stand hearing it denied that “all things are full of gods”?1

1 A dictum of Thales: Aristot. Soul 411 a 7 ff.

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