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[152e] And on this subject all the philosophers, except Parmenides, may be marshalled in one line—Protagoras and Heracleitus and Empedocles—and the chief poets in the two kinds of poetry, Epicharmus, in comedy, and in tragedy, Homer, who, in the line“0ceanus the origin of the gods, and Tethys their mother,
Hom. Il. 14.201, 302has said that all things are the offspring of flow and motion; or don't you think he means that?

Theaetetus
I think he does.

Socrates
Then who could still contend with such a great host,


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