If Plato can do it then so can I…
Me: Hey, Socrates, did you say “I am a citizen of the world”?
Socrates: No, that was attributed to me.
S: Naaah! Just joshing, I did actually say it. There’s a lot of things I really said and then there’s things that I “said” if you get my meaning. I’m half history, half fiction.
M: Okay, so you did say that. But then when you were faced with exile from Athens you opted for death instead. Couldn’t you have made your home elsewhere?
S: Have you seen the world outside of Athens?
M: Well, to tell you the truth I’ve never been in Athens.
S: Oh dear, poor you. Well, as you know, everywhere outside Athens is lawless and full of barbarians.
M: Yeah, I guess so…
S: And you know the saying, it is better to be dead than be a barbarian (or a Spartan!).
M: So you live by sayings? I thought you were more questioning than that, that’s what the Socratic method is about: questioning unquestioned assumptions.
S: Don’t believe everything you read about me.
M: So you really are part fiction?
S: What’s with all the questions?
M: Well, it’s your method…
S: Is it? Oh, well then…