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[277b] through our desire to investigate them, for we wished to examine into the reproach against Lysias as a speechwriter,1 and also to discuss the speeches themselves and see which were the products of art and which were not. I think we have shown pretty clearly what is and what is not a work of art.

Yes, I thought so, too; but please recall to my mind what was said.

A man must know the truth about all the particular things of which he speaks or writes, and must be able to define everything separately; then when he has defined them, he must know how to divide them by classes until further division is impossible; and in the same way he must understand the nature of the soul,

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