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[397c] and perhaps some of them were given by a power more divine than is that of men.

Hermogenes
I think you are right, Socrates.

Socrates
Then is it not proper to begin with the gods and see how the gods are rightly called by that name?

Hermogenes
That is reasonable.

Socrates
Something of this sort, then, is what I suspect: I think the earliest men in Greece believed only in those gods in whom many foreigners believe today—


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