Socrates despised books as a threat to memory

Socrates-who despised books because he thought they were a threat to our gift of memory, and never deigned to leave a written word-chose to read the speech of the orator Lycias, not to hear it recited by the enthusiastic Phaedrus.

The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel

Published by

Krista Stevens

I'm a runner, reader, writer, and editor.

Share your thoughts!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s