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[266b]

Theaetetus
Tell me again how each part is distinguished.

Stranger
We know that we and all the other animals, and fire, water, and their kindred elements, out of which natural objects are formed, are one and all the very offspring and creations of God, do we not?

Theaetetus
Yes.

Stranger
And corresponding to each and all of these there are images, not the things themselves, which are also made by superhuman skill.

Theaetetus
What are they?

Stranger
The appearances in dreams, and those that arise by day and are said to be spontaneous—a shadow when


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