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[466b]

Socrates
Is that a question you are asking, or are you beginning a speech?

Polus
I am asking a question.

Socrates
To my mind, they are not considered at all.

Polus
How not considered? Have they not the chief power in their cities?

Socrates
No, if you mean power in the sense of something good for him who has it.

Polus
Why, of course I mean that.

Socrates
Then, to my thinking, the orators have the smallest power of all who are in their city.


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