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Of course.

Then that which is dear to the gods and that which is holy are not identical, but differ one from the other.

How so, Socrates?

Because we are agreed that the holy is loved because it is holy and that it is not holy because it is loved; are we not?


But we are agreed that what is dear to the gods is dear to them because they love it, that is, by reason of this love, not that they love it because it is dear.

Very true.

But if that which is dear to the gods and that which is holy were identical, my dear Euthyphro, then if the holy

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