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And that good things are expedient?


Hence just things, Alcibiades, are expedient.

So it seems.

Well now, are not you the speaker of all this, and I the questioner?

I seem to be, apparently.

So if anyone stands up to advise either the Athenians or the Peparethians,1 imagining that he understands what is just and unjust, and says that just things are sometimes evil, could you do other than laugh him to scorn, since you actually say yourself that

1 Peparethus is a small island off the coast of Thessaly.

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