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[526d] as Odysseus in Homer tells how he saw him—“Holding a golden scepter,
speaking dooms to the dead.
Hom. Od. 11.569Now for my part, Callicles, I am convinced by these accounts, and I consider how I may be able to show my judge that my soul is in the best of health. So giving the go-by to the honors that most men seek I shall try, by inquiry into the truth, to be really good in as high a degree as I am able, both in my life and, when I come to die, in my death.


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    • W. Walter Merry, James Riddell, D. B. Monro, Commentary on the Odyssey (1886), 11.565
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