by Erasmus

Alludes to Socrates' discourse in Plato's Gorgias(463a). Since rhetoric was considered to be the art of moving an audience, so that Aristotle treats the passions of the soul in his Rhetoric, the affinity between rhetoric and flattery was natural.

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

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