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[600e] or failing to persuade them, would themselves have escorted them wheresoever they went until they should have sufficiently imbibed their culture?” “What you say seems to me to be altogether true, Socrates,” he said. “Shall we, then, lay it down that all the poetic tribe, beginning with Homer,1 are imitators of images of excellence and of the other things that they ‘create,2’ and do not lay hold on truth? but, as we were just now saying, the painter will fashion,

1 Cf. 366 E.Gorg. 471 C-D, Symp. 173 D.

2 Or “about which they versify,” playing with the double meaning of ποιεῖν.

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