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[499c] treating me thus like a child—now asserting that the same things are one way, now another, to deceive me! And yet I started with the notion that I should not have to fear any intentional deception on your part, you being my friend; but now I find I was mistaken, and it seems I must, as the old saying goes, e'en make the best of what I have got,1 and accept just anything you offer. Well then, what you now state, it seems, is that there are certain pleasures, some good, and some bad; is not that so?


1 The proverb usually has τίθεσθαι instead of ποιεῖν; cf. Lucian, Necyom. 21.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Philoctetes, 149
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