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[14d] and praying is asking from them?

Exactly, Socrates.

Then holiness, according to this definition, would be a science of giving and asking.

You understand perfectly what I said, Socrates.

Yes, my friend, for I am eager for your wisdom, and give my mind to it, so that nothing you say shall fall to the ground. But tell me, what is this service of the gods? Do you say that it consists in asking from them and giving to them?


Would not the right way of asking be to ask of them what we need from them?

What else?

And the right way of giving, to present them with

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