Witchcraft and Politics: A Socratic Comedy

In the Chamber of

By Plutonix

In the bustling agora of Athens, amidst the aroma of roasted figs and lively debate, Socrates and Cephalus find themselves entangled in a discussion that veers unexpectedly into the realm of mysticism and magic. Recent events in the Maldives, where allegations of black magic have surfaced among political elites, serve as the catalyst for their musings.

Setting: A quaint Athenian café, bustling with patrons enjoying their midday meals. Socrates, the wise and probing philosopher, and Cephalus, an elderly businessman whose passion lies in politics, with a knack for colourful stories sit at a corner table, amidst the hum of conversation and the clinking of plates.

Socrates: Ah, Cephalus, my esteemed friend and man of the political arena! I hear the winds of intrigue and mystique blow strong in your world these days.

Cephalus: Indeed, Socrates! Politics these days is not just about speeches and policies; it’s about who can summon the best astrologer or brew the most potent potion.

Socrates: Potions, you say? Have we delved into the realm of witchcraft and wizardry now? I thought our statesmen dealt in laws and treaties, not spells and enchantments.

Cephalus: (chuckles) You’d be surprised, Socrates. Behind closed doors, many a politician consults with seers and soothsayers to divine the future. Some even have personal gurus who prescribe rituals to sway the electorate or align the stars in their favour. Read More… Become a Subscriber

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