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[290a] or if he does not accept it, be ridiculous.

This reply, my most excellent friend, he not only will certainly not accept, but he will even jeer at me grossly and will say: “You lunatic, do you think Pheidias is a bad craftsman?” And I shall say, “Not in the least.”

And you will be right, Socrates.

Yes, to be sure. Consequently when I agree that Pheidias is a good craftsman,

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