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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?

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

But they enjoy hearing about geometry?

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

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

Far from it indeed, by Zeus.

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

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