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Well, will you put that question to your friend here?

I do.

Come now, tell him, Nicias, what kind of wisdom courage may be, by your account. Not that, I presume, of flute-playing.

Not at all.

Nor yet that of harping.

Oh, no.

But what is this knowledge then, or of what?

I must say you question him quite correctly, Socrates, so let him just tell us what he thinks it is.

I say, Laches, that it is this—the knowledge of what is to be dreaded or dared,

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