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So it is to a flatterer's work, most noble sir, that you invite me?

Work for a mean Mysian,1 if you prefer the name, Socrates; for unless you do as I say—

Do not tell me, what you have so often repeated, that anyone who pleases will put me to death, lest I on my side should have to tell you that it will be a villain killing a good man; nor that anyone may strip me of whatever I have,

1 The Mysians, like the Carians (cf. Euthydemus 285 C), were regarded as the lowest of the low. Callicles heatedly taunts Socrates with putting the matter in its worst light.

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