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

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Krista Stevens

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