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[409a] if we were to use the Doric form of the name. The Dorians call it Ἅλιος. Now ἅλιος might be derived from collecting (ἁλίζειν) men when he rises, or because he always turns (ἀεὶ εἱλεῖν) about the earth in his course, or because he variegates the products of the earth, for variegate is identical with αἰολλεῖν.

Hermogenes
And what of the moon, Selene?

Socrates
That name appears to put Anaxagoras in an uncomfortable position.

Hermogenes
How so?

Socrates
Why, it seems to have anticipated by many years the recent doctrine of Anaxagoras,


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