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[278c] in case it is different, or because it is the same.

Younger Socrates
Certainly.

Stranger
Is this, then, a satisfactory definition, that an example is formed when that which is the same in some second unconnected thing is rightly conceived and compared with the first, so that the two together form one true idea?

Younger Socrates
Evidently.

Stranger
Can we wonder, then, that our soul, whose nature involves it in the same uncertainty about the letters or elements of all things,


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