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[115b]

Socrates
Do you mean as in one of the many cases where men have gone to rescue a comrade or kinsman in battle, and have been either wounded or killed, while those who did not go to the rescue, as duty bade, have got off safe and sound?

Alcibiades
Precisely.

Socrates
And such a rescue you call noble, in respect of the endeavor to save those whom it was one's duty to save; and this is courage, is it not?

Alcibiades
Yes.

Socrates
But you call it evil, in respect of the deaths and wounds?

Alcibiades
Yes.


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