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[360c] Just so, he said.

Well now, the cause of cowards being cowardly, do you call this cowardice or courage?

Cowardice, I call it, he replied.

And were they not found to be cowards through ignorance of what is dreadful?

Certainly, he said.

And so they are cowards because of that ignorance?

He agreed.

And the cause of their being cowards is admitted by you to be cowardice?

He assented.

Then ignorance of what is dreadful and not dreadful will be cowardice?

He nodded assent.

But surely courage, I went on,

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