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[449d] and to be able to make anyone else a rhetorician, tell me with what particular thing rhetoric is concerned: as, for example, weaving is concerned with the manufacture of clothes, is it not?


And music, likewise, with the making of tunes?


Upon my word, Gorgias, I do admire your answers! You make them as brief as they well can be.

Yes, Socrates, I consider myself a very fair hand at that.

You are right there. Come now, answer me in the same way about rhetoric: with what particular thing is its skill concerned?

With speech.

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