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[271c] I suppose, to our sophists. Where do they hail from, and what science do they profess?

By birth I believe they belong to these parts, that is to say, Chios; they went out as colonists to Thurii, but have been exiled thence and have spent a good many years now in various parts of this country. As to what you ask of their profession, it is a wonderful one, Crito. These two men are absolutely omniscient: I never knew before what “all-round sportsmen”1 were. They are a pair of regular all-round fighters—not in the style of the famous all-round athletes, the two brothers of Acamania;

1 The phrase refers especially to a very vigorous sport which combined wrestling and boxing.

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