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[276b] No, he said.

So were you wise, when you did not know those things?

No, to be sure, he said.

Then if not wise, foolish?


So when you learnt what you did not know, you learnt while being foolish.

To this the lad nodded assent.

Hence it is the foolish who learn, Cleinias, and not the wise, as you suppose.

When he had thus spoken, all those followers of Dionysodorus

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