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[535a] or do you not think my statement true, Ion?

Ion
Yes, upon my word, I do: for you somehow touch my soul with your words, Socrates, and I believe it is by divine dispensation that good poets interpret to us these utterances of the gods.

Socrates
And you rhapsodes, for your part, interpret the utterances of the poets?

Ion
Again your words are true.

Socrates
And so you act as interpreters of interpreters?

Ion
Precisely.


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