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[463d] by my account, is a semblance1 of a branch of politics.

Polus
Well then, do you call it a fine or a base thing?

Socrates
A base one, I call it—for all that is bad I call base—since I am to answer you as though you had already understood my meaning.

Gorgias
Nor do I myself, upon my word, Socrates,


1 i.e.an unreal image or counterfeit: Quintilian (ii. 15.25) renders simulacrum.

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