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Shall we, then, begin with Hestia, according to custom?

That is the proper thing.

Then what would you say the man had in mind who gave Hestia her name?

By Zeus, I think that is no more easy question than the other.

At any rate, my dear Hermogenes, the first men who gave names were no ordinary persons, but high thinkers and great talkers.

What then?

I am sure the names were given by men of that kind; and if foreign names are examined,

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