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[407a] in the hands is called shaking (πάλλειν) and being shaken, or dancing and being danced.

Hermogenes
Yes, certainly.

Socrates
So that is the reason she is called Pallas.

Hermogenes
And rightly called so. But what can you say of her other name?

Socrates
You mean Athena?

Hermogenes
Yes.

Socrates
That is a weightier matter, my friend. The ancients seem to have had the same belief about Athena as the interpreters of Homer have now;


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