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[303c] as not being statesmen, but partisans and since they preside over the greatest counterfeits, they are themselves counterfeits, and since they are the greatest of imitators and cheats, they are the greatest of all sophists.

Younger Socrates
This term “sophist” seems to have come round quite rightly to the so-called statesmen.

Well, this part has been exactly like a play. Just as we remarked a moment ago,1 a festive troop of centaurs or satyrs was coming into view, which we had to separate from the art of statesmanship;

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