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[292e] since we have discredited all the business commonly called politics, and it is merely a case of the proverbial “Corinthus Divine”1; and, as I was saying, we are equally or even worse at fault as to what that knowledge can be which is to make us happy.

Crito
Upon my word, Socrates, you got yourselves there, it seems, into a pretty fix.

Socrates
So then I myself, Crito, finding


1 Cf. Pind. N. 7. Megara, a colony of Corinth, revolted, and when the Corinthians appealed to the sentiment attaching to Corinthus, the mythical founder of Megara, the Megarians drove them off taunting them with using a “vain repetition.”

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