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[290a] or if he does not accept it, be ridiculous.

Socrates
This reply, my most excellent friend, he not only will certainly not accept, but he will even jeer at me grossly and will say: “You lunatic, do you think Pheidias is a bad craftsman?” And I shall say, “Not in the least.”

Hippias
And you will be right, Socrates.

Socrates
Yes, to be sure. Consequently when I agree that Pheidias is a good craftsman,


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