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[183e] I shall not comply with the request of Theaetetus.

Theodorus
Why will you not comply with it?

Socrates
Because I have a reverential fear of examining in a flippant manner Melissus and the others who teach that the universe is one and motionless, and because I reverence still more one man, Parmenides. Parmenides seems to me to be, in Homer's words, “one to be venerated” and also “awful.”1 For I met him when I was very young and he was very old, and he appeared to me to possess an absolutely noble depth of mind.


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