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[606e] “Then, Glaucon,” said I, “when you meet encomiasts of Homer who tell us that this poet has been the educator of Hellas,1 and that for the conduct and refinement2 of human life he is worthy of our study and devotion, and that we should order our entire lives by the guidance of this poet,

1 Isocrates, Panegyr. 159, says Homer was given a place in education because he celebrated those who fought against the barbarians. Cf. also Aristoph.Frogs 1034 ff.

2 The same conjunction is implied in Protagoras's teaching, Protag. 318 E and 317 B.

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