[337c] Again, we listeners would thus be most comforted, not pleased; for he is comforted who learns something and gets a share of good sense in his mind alone, whereas he is pleased who eats something or has some other pleasant sensation only in his body.When Prodicus had thus spoken, quite a number of the company showed their approval then after Prodicus the learned Hippias1 spoke: Gentlemen, he said, who are here present, I regard you all as kinsmen and intimates and fellow-citizens by nature, not by law:
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1 Hippias professed to teach a great variety of subjects. His frequent metaphors were evidently designed to display his wide range of knowledge.
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