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[629e] At any rate, in your poems you have said that you cannot abide men who dare not ““face the gory fray””Tyrtaeus“and smite the foe in close combat.
Tyrtaeus Then we should proceed to say, “It appears, O Tyrtaeus, that you are chiefly praising those who achieve distinction in foreign and external warfare.” To this, I presume, he would agree, and say “Yes”?

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