The Trial of Socrates
there is a child within us to whom death is a sort of hobgoblin; him too we must persuade not to be afraid when he is alone with [death] in the dark.
Let the voice of the charmer be applied daily until you have charmed him away.
The late F.W.H. Myers used to tell how he asked a man at a dinner table what he thought would happen to him when he died. The man tried to ignore the question, but on being pressed, replied: "Oh well, I suppose I shall inherit eternal bliss, but I wish you wouldn't talk about such unpleasant subjects."
The body is
Best to be rid of it.
Of course, this requires that the soul can survive the death of the body.
A new argument for the theory of recollection:
An implication of the theory of recollection
Perhaps the soul is a kind of harmony of the body. (Doctrine attractive to Enchrates)
Even if the soul outlasts the body, how do we know that it is immortal?