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Socrates, who is the fellow? What an uncultivated person, who has the face to mention such worthless things in a dignified discussion!

That's the kind of person he is, Hippias, not elegant, but vulgar, thinking of nothing but the truth. But nevertheless the man must be answered, and I will declare my opinion beforehand: if the pot were made by a good potter, were smooth and round and well fired, as are some of the two-handled pots, those that hold six choes,1 very beautiful ones—

1 The χοῦς was 5.76 pints.

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