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[168c] the ordinary meaning of names and words, which most people pervert in haphazard ways and thereby cause all sorts of perplexity in one another.” Such, Theodorus, is the help I have furnished your friend to the best of my ability—not much, for my resources are small; but if he were living himself he would have helped his offspring in a fashion more magnificent.

Theodorus
You are joking, Socrates, for you have come to the man's assistance with all the valor of youth.

Socrates
Thank you, my friend. Tell me, did you observe just now that Protagoras reproached us


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