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[448e] from what he has said, that Polus has had more practice in what is called rhetoric than in discussion.

How so, Socrates ?

Because, Polus, when Chaerephon has asked in what art Gorgias is skilled, you merely eulogize his art as though it were under some censure, instead of replying what it is.

Why, did I not reply that it was the finest?

You certainly did: but nobody asked what was the quality of his art, only what it was, and by what name we ought to call Gorgias. Just as Chaerephon laid out the lines

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