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[20b]

Socrates
I need no longer anticipate anything terrible, since you put it in that way; for the words “in case you are willing” relieve me of all fear. And besides, I think some god has given me a vague recollection.

Protarchus
How is that, and what is the recollection about?

Socrates
I remember now having heard long ago in a dream, or perhaps when I was awake, some talk about pleasure and wisdom to the effect that neither of the two is the good, but some third thing, different from them and better than both.


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    • R. G. Bury, The Symposium of Plato, 206A
    • James Adam, The Republic of Plato, 7.532B
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    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 1.4.2
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