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For HeavenÕs sake, is this the kind of question you keep asking me, “Tell me, Protarchus, whether you think shipbuilding is for the sake of ships, or ships for the sake of shipbuilding,” and all that sort of thing?

Yes; that is just what I mean, Protarchus.

Then why did you not answer it yourself, Socrates?

There is no reason why I should not; but I want you to take part in the discussion.


I say that drugs and all sorts of instruments

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