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Theodorus
Why, what do you mean, Socrates?

Socrates
When you rated sophist, statesman, and philosopher at the same value, though they are farther apart in worth than your mathematical proportion can express.

Theodorus
By Ammon, our special divinity,1 that is a good hit, Socrates; evidently you havenÕt forgotten your mathematics, and you are quite right in, finding fault with my bad arithmetic. I will get even with you at some other time; but now, Stranger, I turn to you. Do not grow tired of being kind to us, but go on and tell us about the statesman or the philosopher,


1 Theodorus was from Cyrene, not far from the oasis of Ammon.

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