[67d] and hereafter, alone by itself, freed from the body as from fetters?”“Certainly,” said he.“Well, then, this is what we call death, is it not, a release and separation from the body?”“Exactly so,” said he.“But, as we hold, the true philosophers and they alone are always most eager to release the soul, and just this—the release and separation of the soul from the body—is their study, is it not?”“Obviously.”“Then, as I said in the beginning, it would be absurd if a man who had been all his life fitting himself to live as nearly
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