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[122b] on what you have heard from me, you not only may, but should, give it.

Well, you know, Demodocus, they do say that advice is a holy thing.1 And so, if ever it is to be accounted holy, it must be in this instance, in which you now seek it. For there is no more divine matter on which a mortal could take counsel than the education either

1 i.e. something above and apart from the adviser's personal interests, and looking only to what is best.

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