[202e] “‘Well what?’“‘As I previously suggested, between a mortal and an immortal.’“‘And what is that, Diotima?’“‘A great spirit, Socrates: for the whole of the spiritual1 is between divine and mortal.’“‘Possessing what power?’ I asked.“‘Interpreting and transporting human things to the gods and divine things to men; entreaties and sacrifices from below, and ordinances and requitals from above: being midway between, it makes each to supplement the other, so that the whole is combined in one. Through it are conveyed all divination and priestcraft concerning sacrifice and ritual
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