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An another easy page where Theo's speech bubbles take up most of the space. Oh boy, this guy can TALK. But I promise you he'll be done on the next page. The only one who seems honestly interested in what he has to say is Hermes.

Anyone who has read Menippus - A necromantic experiment by Lucian will recognize where I got my inspiration for this. Like Theodoros, Menippus too is confused by the contradiction between the laws and the gods' behaviour. And he too hopes to get a reliable map of life from the philosophers, only to realise that the answer he seeks can be found nowhere else but in the Underworld. Menippus never speaks with Hades, though.

The man who knew nothing, but who was said to be the wisest, is of course Socrates. There's a story how the oracle at Delphi once said that he was the wisest of all. Socrates didn't understand how that could be, since he (according to himself) knew nothing. But after he had realised that other people also didn't know anything, though they thought they did, he concluded that he was the wisest since he alone KNEW that he didn't know anything. I love that story.
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