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[181b] but his country's name. He accompanied me in the retreat from Delium,1 and I assure you that if the rest had chosen to be like him, our city would be holding up her head and would not then have had such a terrible fall.

Socrates, this is indeed splendid praise which you are now receiving from men whose word is of great weight, and for such conduct as wins their praise. So let me tell you that I rejoice to hear this and to know you have such a good reputation; and you in return must count me as one of your warmest well-wishers.

1 On the coast just north of Attica, where the Athenians were severely defeated by the Boeotians in 424 B.C.

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