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[124e] we say, do we not, that we wish to be as good as possible?

Alcibiades
Yes.

Socrates
In what excellence?

Alcibiades
Clearly that which is the aim of good men.

Socrates
Good in what?

Alcibiades
Clearly, good in the management of affairs.

Socrates
What sort of affairs? Horsemanship?

Alcibiades
No, no.

Socrates
Because we should apply to horsemen?

Alcibiades
Yes.

Socrates
Well, seamanship, do you mean?

Alcibiades
No.

Socrates
Because we should apply to seamen?

Alcibiades
Yes.

Socrates
Well, what sort of thing? The business of what men?

Alcibiades
Of Athenian gentlemen.


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