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[183d] have discussed those who say all things are at rest, as you proposed just now.

Theodorus
A young man like you, Theaetetus, teaching your elders to do wrong by breaking their agreements! No; prepare to answer Socrates yourself for the rest of the argument.

Theaetetus
I will if he wishes it. But I should have liked best to hear about the doctrine I mentioned.

Theodorus
Calling Socrates to an argument is calling cavalry into an open plain.1 Just ask him a question and you shall hear.

Socrates
Still I think, Theodorus,


1 A proverbial expression. An open plain is just what cavalry desires.

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