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εἴ τις ἐστὶν αἴσθησις κτἑ: the usual Greek conception of life after death was that the dead lived a shadowy existence, which was a feeble imitation of their former life on earth. The question whether the dead know anything that is happening in the living world is frequently discussed in Greek literature and is raised elsewhere by Isocr. (Aeg. 42, Plat. 61). The most famous discussion is that in Plato's Apology 40 C δυοῖν . . . θάτερόν ἐστιν τὸ τεθνάναι: ἢ γὰρ οἷον μηδὲν εἶναι μηδ᾽ αἴσθησιν μηδεμίαν μηδενὸς ἔχειν . . ., ἢ . . . μεταβολή τις τυγχάνει οὖσα καὶ μετοίκησις . . . εἰς ἄλλον τόπον. ἐνθάδε, ‘in this world.’ ἀποδέχεσθαι, ‘welcome.’ κινδύνων: i.e. in particular his plot against the usurper (§ 27-32) and his assistance to Conon (§ 52-7). τῶν . . . πεπραγμένων: gen. after ἀξίως, as also in § 40. ἐκείνῳ: the dative of the agent has a far wider use in Greek than in Latin, and is preferred to ὑπό with the genitive after verbs in the perfect passive; cp. § 38 τῶν τούτῳ πεπραγμένων.
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