The soul in her totality has the care of inanimate being everywhere, and traverses the whole heaven in divers forms appearing. When perfect and fully winged she soars upwards, and orders the whole world; whereas the imperfect soul, losing her wings and dropping in her flight, at last settles on the solid ground. There, finding a home, she receives an earthly frame which appears to be self-moved, but is really under her power; and this composition of soul and body is called a living and mortal creature – Socrates