“Cebes laughed. Suppose we are afraid, Socrates, he said….
Probably even in us there is a little boy who has these childish terrors. Try to persuade him not to be afraid of death as though it were a bogey.
What you should do, said Socrates, is to say a magic spell over him every day until you have charmed his fears away.
But, Socrates, said Simonias, where can we find a magician who understands these spells now that you….are leaving us?
Greece is a large country, Cebes, he replied.