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Such a man that they think I am insane because I am prosecuting1 him.

Why? Are you prosecuting one who has wings to fly away with?

No flying for him at his ripe old age.

Who is he?

My father.

Your father, my dear man?


But what is the charge, and what is the suit about?

Murder, Socrates.

Heracles! Surely, Euthyphro, most people do not know where the right lies; for I fancy it is not everyone who can rightly do what you are doing,

1 The Greek word has much the same meaning as the Latin “prosequor,” from which the English 'prosecute' is derived, 'follow,' 'pursue,' and is at the same time the technical term for 'prosecute.'

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