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[170e]

Theodorus
Yes, by Zeus, Socrates, countless myriads in truth, as Homer1 says, and they give me all the trouble in the world.

Socrates
Well then, shall we say that in such a case your opinion is true to you but false to the myriads?

Theodorus
That seems to be the inevitable deduction.

Socrates
And what of Protagoras himself? If neither he himself thought, nor people in general think, as indeed they do not, that man is the measure of all things, is it not inevitable that the “truth” which he wrote is true to no one? But if he himself thought it was true,


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