The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Phaedo by Plato:|
any one who sees Simmias may remember Cebes; and there are endless examples
of the same thing.
Endless, indeed, replied Simmias.
And recollection is most commonly a process of recovering that which has
been already forgotten through time and inattention.
Very true, he said.
Well; and may you not also from seeing the picture of a horse or a lyre
remember a man? and from the picture of Simmias, you may be led to remember
Or you may also be led to the recollection of Simmias himself?