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“How then can we learn them?”

“You have heard from Homer the spell that the Sirens put on Odysseus. It begins like this:

“‘Hither, come hither, renowned Odysseus, great glory of the Achaeans.’

“Then did the Sirens chant in this strain for other folk too, Socrates, so as to keep those who were under the spell from leaving them?”

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