[336b] what is to be our mode of discussion? For I thought that to hold a joint discussion and to make a harangue were two distinct things.Ah, but you see, Socrates, he said, Protagoras thinks it only fair to claim that he be allowed to discuss in his chosen style, in return for your claim that it should be in yours.At this Alcibiades intervened, saying: You do not state it quite philosophically, Callias,1 for Socrates here confesses he is no hand at long discourses, and yields therein to Protagoras;
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