Plato's cave
by Erasmus

Plato's image of men as cave-dwellers who take the shadows they see for the only reality occurs at the beginning of Book 7 of the republic. Erasmus frequently refers to this image for those who take shadows for reality, and he had used it in the Enchiridion.

Note to My Achievements And Attributes which is Part 2 of Folly Speaks from "The Praise Of Folly"

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