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[169d] to our argument and somebody reproach us again for it.

Theodorus
Rest assured that I will try so far as in me lies.

Socrates
Let us, therefore, first take up the same question as before, and let us see whether we were right or wrong in being displeased and finding fault with the doctrine because it made each individual self-sufficient in wisdom. Protagoras granted that some persons excelled others in respect to the better and the worse, and these he said were wise, did he not?

Theodorus
Yes.

Socrates
Now if he himself were present and could agree to this, instead of


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