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[92e] and I daresay you are on it. Now you take your turn, and tell him to whom of the Athenians he is to go. Give us a name—anyone you please.

Anytus
Why mention a particular one? Any Athenian gentleman he comes across, without exception, will do him more good, if he will do as he is bid, than the sophists.

Socrates
And did those gentlemen grow spontaneously into what they are, and without learning from anybody are they able, nevertheless, to teach others


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