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[164e]

Theaetetus
Evidently.

Socrates
It would not be so, I fancy, my friend, if the father of the first of the two tales were alive; he would have had a good deal to say in its defence. But he is dead, and we are abusing the orphan. Why, even the guardians whom Protagoras left—one of whom is Theodorus here—are unwilling to come to the child's assistance. So it seems that we shall have to do it ourselves, assisting him in the name of justice.

Theodorus
Do so, for it is not I, Socrates, but rather


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    • R. G. Bury, The Symposium of Plato, 177D
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