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[242b] no one of all those who have been born in your lifetime has produced more discourses than you, either by speaking them yourself or compelling others to do so. I except Simmias the Theban; but you are far ahead of all the rest. And now I think you have become the cause of another, spoken by me.

Phaedrus
That is not exactly a declaration of war! But how is this, and what is the discourse?

Socrates
My good friend, when I was about to cross the stream, the spirit and the sign


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