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[453d]

Socrates
Would this be the reason—that there are also other painters who depict a variety of other figures?

Gorgias
Yes.

Socrates
But if no one besides Zeuxis were a painter, your answer would have been right?

Gorgias
Yes, of course.

Socrates
Come then, tell me now about rhetoric: do you think rhetoric alone effects persuasion, or can other arts do it as well? I mean, for example, when a man teaches anything, does he persuade in his teaching? Or do you think not?

Gorgias
No, to be sure, Socrates, I think he most certainly does persuade.


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