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[231a] I am afraid to say the sophists.

Why so?

Lest we grant them too high a meed of honor.

But the description you have just given is very like someone of that sort.

Yes, and a wolf is very like a dog, the wildest like the tamest of animals. But the cautious man must be especially on his guard in the matter of resemblances, for they are very slippery things. However, let us agree that they are the sophists; for I think the strife will not be about petty discriminations

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