[136d] “That is a great task, Socrates,” he said, “to impose upon a man of my age.”“But you, Zeno,” said Socrates, “why do not you do it for us?”Pythodorus said that Zeno answered with a smile: “Let us ask it of Parmenides himself, Socrates; for there is a great deal in what he says, and perhaps you do not see how heavy a task you are imposing upon him. If there were more of us, it would not be fair to ask it of him; for it is not suitable for him to speak on such subjects before many, especially at his age;
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