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PLUTARCH

The following passage gives a picture of the next world. It obviously owes much to Plato : but its ultimate ancestor is the Orphic teaching which, some 60o years before Plutarch's day, brought from Thrace doctrines of purification, rebirth, future rewards and punishments, kept its hold on the Greek mind, deeply coloured Christian eschatology, and gave a frame work to the Divina Comnaedia of Dante.

THESPESIUS of Soli, after an early life of great profligacy, quickly ran through his fortune, changed his ways perforce, and took to the pursuit of wealth. He stopped at nothing disgraceful if it led to enjoyment or gain, and in a short time got together an inconsiderable fortune and a mighty reputation for evil. What hit him hardest was an answer delivered to him by the oracle of Amphilochus. It appears that he had sent to ask the god ` whether he will do better the rest of his life '. The answer was that he 'will live better when he has died'. And sure enough this, in a way, so fell out not long afterwards. He fell over from a high place upon his head ; there was no wound, but he appeared to die of the mere blow, and on the third day, at the very time of the funeral, revived. He quickly recovered his strength, and came to himself, and the change of life which followed was incredible. For the Cilicians know of no man more fair in all business relations, or more holy in religious duties, so formidable a foe or so faithful a friend. This is what had happened to him. When sentience left his body, he felt affected by a change, as a helmsman might do when first plunged overboard into the depth of the sea ; then, recovering a little, he seemed to himself to breathe all over and to look around, while his soul opened like one great eye. But he saw nothing of what he had been seeing before, only stars of vast size, at infinite distances from one another, each emitting a ray of marvellous colour and of a tonic force, so that the soul, riding smoothly on the light, as though over a calm sea, was carried easily and quickly in every direction. He said that the souls of those who die make a flame-like bubble where the air parts as they rise from below, then the bubble

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