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[581b] “Yes, indeed.” “And might we not appropriately designate it as the ambitious part and that which is covetous of honor?” “Most appropriately.” “But surely it is obvious to everyone that all the endeavor of the part by which we learn is ever towards1 knowledge of the truth of things, and that it least of the three is concerned for wealth and reputation.” “Much the least.” “Lover of learning2 and lover of wisdom would be suitable designations for that.” “Quite so,” he said. “Is it not also true,” I said,

1 Or “is bent on,”τέταται. Cf. 499 Aζητεῖν . . . τὸ ἀληθὲς συντεταμένως, Symp. 222 A and Bury ad loc., Symp. 186 Bἐπὶ πᾶν θεὸς τείνει. For the thought cf. also Phileb. 58 D.

2 Cf. Phaedo 67 Bτοὺς ὀρθῶς φιλομαθεῖς.

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