“Strepsiades and Pheidippides are discussing, Socrates is hanging in the air in a basket. Scene from Aristophanes’s comedy Clouds.”
Here, for reference, is Aritophanes’ play THE CLOUDS
This may shock you (!) but…
…all is not what it seems. And I have an opinion or several about that :o)
There is a possibility that the original of this story was an “ancient” text that carried a True Story. It’s all connected to Socrates.
I just keep dissing those poor defenceless Romans and Greeks.
Oh, well. Never mind!