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[311b] Polyeidus and Minos, Agamemnon and Nestor, Odysseus and Palamedes1; and so it was, I suppose, that the earliest men also brought together Prometheus and Zeus. And of these some were—as the poets tell—at feud with each other, and others were friends; while others again were now friends and now foes, and partly in agreement and partly in disagreement.

Now my object in saying all this is to make it clear, that when we ourselves die

1 Creon and Tiresias are characters in Sophocles' Oed. Tyr. andAntig.; Polyeidus and Minos in Eurip.Polyeidus; the rest in Homer; Aeschylus, inProm. Vinct., tells us about Zeus and Prometheus.

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