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Spirits, obviously.

Hermogenes, what does the name “spirits” really mean? See if you think there is anything in what I am going to say.

Go on and say it.

Do you remember who Hesiod says the spirits are?

I do not recall it.

Nor that he says a golden race was the first race of men to be born?

Yes, I do know that.

Well, he says of it:“But since Fate has covered up this race,

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