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Hermogenes
I cannot say.

Socrates
Look at it in this way: suppose you were asked, “Do the wise or the unwise give names more correctly?”

Hermogenes
“The wise, obviously,” I should say.

Socrates
And do you think the women or the men of a city, regarded as a class in general, are the wiser?

Hermogenes
The men.

Socrates
And do you not know that Homer says the child of Hector was called Astyanax by the men of Troy;1


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