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Or again, do you not consider that Archelaus, son of Perdiccas, who governed recently in Macedonia, governed these same people?

I do.

And who do you think were governed by Hippias, son of Peisistratus, who governed in this city? Were they not these people ?

To be sure they were.

Now, can you tell me what appellation is given to Bacis and Sibyl and our native Amphilytus?1

Why, soothsayers, of course, Socrates.

1 In Aristophanes and Plato we find mention of only one “Sibyl” : later the name, like Bacis (an old Boeotian prophet), was applied to several oracular persons in different places. Amphilytus seems to have come from Acarnania to Athens in the time of Peisistratus.

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