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[120d] if you feared them and thought them terrible, or if you did not?

Clearly, if I thought them terrible.

And do you think you will come to any harm by taking pains over yourself?

By no means; rather that I shall get much benefit.

And on this single count that notion1 of yours is so much to the bad.


Then, in the second place, observe the probability that it is false.

How so?

Is it probable that noble races should produce

1 i.e. about the Spartan generals and the Persian king, Plat. Alc.1 120c.

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