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[349a] that we were assigning to the just, since you don't shrink from putting it in the category of virtue and wisdom.” “You are a most veritable prophet,” he replied. “Well,” said I, “I mustn't flinch from following out the logic of the inquiry, so long as I conceive you to be saying what you think.1 For now, Thrasymachus, I absolutely believe that you are not 'mocking' us but telling us your real opinions about the truth.2” “What difference does it make to you,” he said, “whether I believe it or not?” “Why don't you test the argument?”

1 Cf. on 346 A.

2 περὶ τῆς ἀληθείας suggests the dogmatic titles of sophistic and pre-Socratic books. Cf. Antiphon, p. 553 Diels, Campbell on Theaetetus 161 C, and Aristotle Met. passim.

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