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[285c] Or are they evidently those which you understand most admirably, those about the stars and the phenomena of the heavens?

Hippias
Not in the least; they won't even endure those.

Socrates
But they enjoy hearing about geometry?

Hippias
Not at all, since one might say that many of them do not even know how to count.

Socrates
Then they are far from enduring a lecture by you on the processes of thought.

Hippias
Far from it indeed, by Zeus.

Socrates
Well, then, those matters which you of all men know best how to discuss,


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