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[223a] to call the art of flattery or of making things pleasant.

Theaetetus
Certainly.

Stranger
But the class which proposes to carry on its conversations for the sake of virtue and demands its pay in cash—does not this deserve to be called by another name?

Theaetetus
Of course.

Stranger
And what is that name? Try to tell.

Theaetetus
It is obvious; for I think we have discovered the sophist. And therefore by uttering that word I think I should give him the right name.


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