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I know that, my good Callicles, if I am not deaf, as I have heard it so often of late from you and Polus, and from almost every one else in the town; but you in return must hear what I say—that he will put a man to death if he pleases, but it will be a villain slaying a good man and true.

And is not this the very thing that makes one indignant?1

Not if one is a man of sense, as our argument indicates. Or do you suppose that the object of a man's efforts should be to live as long a time as possible, and to cultivate those arts which preserve us from every danger;

1 Cf. Callicles' warning (Plat. Gorg. 486b) against the danger of being put to death on the false accusation of some paltry rascal.

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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Trachiniae, 345
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