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[905d] if thou hast sense at all. For we have proved, as I would maintain, by fairly sufficient argument that the gods exist and care for men; the next contention, that the gods can be won over by wrongdoers,1 on the receipt of bribes, is one that no one should admit, and we must try to refute it by every means in our power.

Admirably spoken: let us do as you say.

Come now, in the name of these gods themselves I ask—in what way would they come to be seduced by us, if seduced they were?

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