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Alcibiades
Yes, and mine, Socrates, to Eurysaces, and that of Eurysaces to Zeus!

Socrates
Yes, and mine, noble Alcibiades, to Daedalus,1 and Daedalus to Hephaestus, son of Zeus! But take the lines of those people,2 going back from them: you have a succession of kings reaching to Zeus—on the one hand, kings of Argos and Sparta; on the other, of Persia, which they have always ruled, and frequently Asia also, as at present; whereas we are private persons ourselves, and so were our fathers. And then,


1 Socrates' father, Sophroniscus, was a sculptor, and Daedalus was the legendary inventor of sculpture.

2 i.e., the kings of Sparta and Persia.

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