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[137] Now what Marius do you think it was I saw? His 'likeness' or 'phantom,'1 I suppose—at least that is what Democritus thinks. Whence did the 'phantom' come? He would have it that 'phantoms ' emanate from material bodies and from actual forms. Then, it was the body of Marius from which my ' phantom' came? ' No,' says Democritus, ' but from his body that was.' So that 'phantom' of Marius was pursuing me to the plains of Atina? ' Oh, but the universe is full of “phantoms”; no picture of anything can be formed in the mind except as the result of the impact of “phantoms.”

1 One of the εἴδωλα, simulacra, given off according to the atomic philosophers by all bodies and by their impact causing sight.

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