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[258a]

Phaedrus
What do you mean? I don't understand.

Socrates
You don't understand that the name of the approver is written first in the writings of statesmen.

Phaedrus
How so?

Socrates
The writer says, “It was voted by the senate (or the people, or both), and so-and-so moved,” mentioning his own name with great dignity and praise, then after that he goes on, displaying his own wisdom to his approvers, and sometimes making a very long


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