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Anytus
I daresay not.

Socrates
But I ask you—did you ever hear anybody, old or young, say that Cleophantus, son of Themistocles, had the same goodness and accomplishments as his father?

Anytus
Certainly not.

Socrates
And can we believe that his father chose to train his own son in those feats, and yet made him no better than his neighbors in his own particular accomplishments—if virtue, as alleged, was to be taught?

Anytus
On my word, I think not.

Socrates
Well, there you have a fine teacher of virtue who, you admit, was one of the best men of past times.


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