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[293a] and for the gods themselves?”

Hippias
What's that? Confound it! These questions of the fellow's are not even respectful to religion.

Socrates
Well, then, when another asks the question, perhaps it is not quite disrespectful to religion to say that these things are so?

Hippias
Perhaps.

Socrates
“Perhaps, then, you are the man,” he will say, “who says that it is beautiful for every one and always to be buried by one's offspring, and to bury one's parents; or was not Heracles included in 'every one,' he and all those whom we just now mentioned?”

Hippias
But I did not say it was so for the gods.

Socrates
“Nor for the heroes either, apparently.”


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