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Head in the clouds

Posted by Robert Johnson on November 26, 2007

A November 24, 2007 Wall Street Journal book review The Death of Socrates by Emily Wilson reported that Aristophanes' play "The Clouds" was meant to satirize Socrates tinkering about in his "thinkery". I wonder if the expression "head in the clouds" stemmed from this play. Any thoughts?