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[312e] makes one clever, I presume, at speaking on the matter of which he gives one knowledge, namely harp-playing,—you agree to that?


Well, about what does the sophist make one a clever speaker?

Clearly it must be the same thing as that of which he gives one knowledge.

So it would seem: now what is this thing, of which the sophist himself has knowledge and gives knowledge to his pupil?

Ah, there, in good faith, he said, I fail to find you an answer.

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