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[106b] and, if unwittingly we have spoken aught discordantly, that he will impose the fitting penalty. And the correct penalty is to bring into tune him that is out of tune. In order, then, that for the future we may declare the story of the birth of the gods aright, we pray that he will grant to us that medicine which of all medicines is the most perfect and most good, even knowledge; and having made our prayer, we deliver over to Critias, in accordance with our compact,1 the task of speaking next in order.

And I accept the task, Timaeus; but the request which you yourself made at the beginning,

1 See Tim. 27 A, B.

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