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[494e]

Socrates
Is it so if he only wants to scratch his head? Or what more am I to ask you? See, Callicles, what your answer will be, if you are asked everything in succession that links on to that statement; and the culmination of the case, as stated—the life of catamites—is not that awful, shameful, and wretched? Or will you dare to assert that these are happy if they can freely indulge their wants?

Callicles
Are you not ashamed, Socrates, to lead the discussion into such topics?

Socrates
What, is it I who am leading it there, noble sir, or the person who says outright that those who enjoy themselves,


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