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[93c] would you not say that Themistocles was a good man?

Anytus
I would, particularly so.

Socrates
And if any man ever was a teacher of his own virtue, he especially was a good teacher of his?

Anytus
In my opinion, yes, assuming that he wished to be so.

Socrates
But can you suppose he would not have wished that other people should become good, honorable men—above all, I presume, his own son? Or do you think he was jealous of him, and deliberately refused to impart the virtue


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