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[283e]

Hippias
Not in the least.

Socrates
Then were you not able to persuade the young men at Lacedaemon that they would make more progress towards virtue by associating with you than with their own people, or were you powerless to persuade their fathers that they ought rather to hand them over to you than to care for them themselves, if they are at all concerned for their sons? For surely they did not begrudge it to their children to become as good as possible.

Hippias
I do not think they begrudged it.

Socrates
But certainly Lacedaemon is well governed.

Hippias
Of course it is.


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