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Plato, Ion, 533d

nanwhat I take it to mean. For, as I was saying just now, this is not an art in you, whereby you speak well on Homer, but a divine power, which moves you like that in the stone which Euripides named a magnet, but most people call Heraclea stone. For this stone not only attracts iron rings, but also imparts to them a power whereby they in turn are able to do the very same thing as the stone

Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Hesiod, Theogony, 22 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

22. Black Night and each sacred divinity
2. Xenophanes, Fragments, None (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3. Xenophanes, Fragments, None (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

4. Xenophanes, Fragments, None (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

5. Plato, Phaedrus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

245c. is given by the gods for our greatest happiness; and our proof will not be believed by the merely clever, but will be accepted by the truly wise. First, then, we must learn the truth about the soul divine and human by observing how it acts and is acted upon. And the beginning of our proof is as follows: Every soul is immortal. For that which is ever moving is immortal but that which moves something else or is moved by something else, when it ceases to move, ceases to live. Only that which moves itself, since it does not leave itself, never ceases to move, and this is also
6. Plato, Timaeus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

80c. of thunderbolts, and the marvels concerning the attraction of electron and of the Heraclean stone—not one of all these ever possesses any real power of attraction; but the fact that there is no void, and that these bodies propel themselves round one into another, and that according as they separate or unite they all exchange places and proceed severally each to its own region,—it is by means of these complex and reciprocal processes that such marvels are wrought, as will be evident to him who investigates them properly.

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
allusion Fowler (2014) 240
choricius Fowler (2014) 240
godlikeness,xenophanean Long (2019) 49
hesiod Fowler (2014) 240
homer Fowler (2014) 240
immortality,essential Long (2019) 49
immortality,everlastingness Long (2019) 49
immortality,motion Long (2019) 49
last argument Long (2019) 49
muse/muses Fowler (2014) 240
plato,ion Fowler (2014) 240
plato Fowler (2014) 240; Long (2019) 49
poet,poetry Fowler (2014) 240
socrates,on love and immortality in platos phaedrus Long (2019) 49
souls,and immortality Long (2019) 49
souls,as self-movers Long (2019) 49
technē/τέχνη' Fowler (2014) 240
xenophanes Long (2019) 49