The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Statesman by Plato:|
YOUNG SOCRATES: I suppose you to mean the token of the birth of the golden
STRANGER: No, not that; but another part of the story, which tells how the
sun and the stars once rose in the west, and set in the east, and that the
god reversed their motion, and gave them that which they now have as a
testimony to the right of Atreus.
YOUNG SOCRATES: Yes; there is that legend also.
STRANGER: Again, we have been often told of the reign of Cronos.
YOUNG SOCRATES: Yes, very often.
STRANGER: Did you ever hear that the men of former times were earth-born,