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myth of Er


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Plato (c. 429—347 bc)

 

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The final parable in Plato's Republic in which the warrior Er, killed in battle, returns to tell of the nature of the afterlife, and the consequent importance of wisdom and justice to the long-term health of the soul. Disembodied souls are assigned their future lives at the spindle of necessity.

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