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[348c] as may be agreed.

Then Protagoras was ashamed, as it seemed to me, at these words of Alcibiades, and the more so when Callias requested him, together with almost the whole of the company; and so he reluctantly prevailed on himself to take up the debate, and asked to have questions put to him, since he was ready to answer.

So I proceeded to say—Protagoras, do not suppose that I have any other desire in debating with you than to examine the difficulties which occur to myself at each point. For I hold that there is a good deal in what Homer says—

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    • R. G. Bury, The Symposium of Plato, 174D
    • James A. Towle, Commentary on Plato: Protagoras, 345d
    • James A. Towle, Commentary on Plato: Protagoras, 351e
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    • J. Adam, A. M. Adam, Commentary on Plato, Protagoras, CHAPTER XL
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