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What do you say about making a libation out of this cup to any god? ...I may and I must pray to the gods to prosper my journey from this to that other world--may this, then, which is my prayer, be granted to me. [Then holding the cup to his lips, quite readily and cheerfully he drank off the poison. And hitherto most of us had been able to control their sorrow; but now, when we saw him drinking, and saw too, that he had finished the draft, we could no longer forbear, and in spite of myself my own tears were flowing fast; so that I covered my face and wept over myself, for certainly I was not weeping over him, but at my own calamity at having lost such a companion. Nor was I the first, for Crito, when he found himself unable to restrain his tears, had got up, and moved away, and I followed; and at that moment, Apollodorus, who had been weeping all the time, broke out in a loud cry which made cowards of us all. Socrates alone retained his calmness:] What is this strange outcry? ...I sent away the women mainly in order that they might not offend in this way, for I have heard that a man should die in peace. Be quiet then, and have patience.

Tags:

What

do

you

say

about

making

a

libation

out

of

this

cup

to

any

god









I

may

and

I

must

pray

to

the

gods

to

prosper

my

journey

from

this

to

that

other

world



may

this



then



which

is

my

prayer



be

granted

to

me





Then

holding

the

cup

to

his

lips



quite

readily

and

cheerfully

he

drank

off

the

poison



And

hitherto

most

of

us

had

been

able

to

control

their

sorrow



but

now



when

we

saw

him

drinking



and

saw

too



that

he

had

finished

the

draft



we

could

no

longer

forbear



and

in

spite

of

myself

my

own

tears

were

flowing

fast



so

that

I

covered

my

face

and

wept

over

myself



for

certainly

I

was

not

weeping

over

him



but

at

my

own

calamity

at

having

lost

such

a

companion



Nor

was

I

the

first



for

Crito



when

he

found

himself

unable

to

restrain

his

tears



had

got

up



and

moved

away



and

I

followed



and

at

that

moment



Apollodorus



who

had

been

weeping

all

the

time



broke

out

in

a

loud

cry

which

made

cowards

of

us

all



Socrates

alone

retained

his

calmness:



What

is

this

strange

outcry









I

sent

away

the

women

mainly

in

order

that

they

might

not

offend

in

this

way



for

I

have

heard

that

a

man

should

die

in

peace



Be

quiet

then



and

have

patience





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