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[532a] both who speaks well and who badly: otherwise, if he is not going to distinguish the bad speaker, clearly he will not distinguish the good one either, where the subject is the same.

That is so.

And the same man is found to be skilled in both?


And you say that Homer and the other poets, among whom are Hesiod and Archilochus, all speak about the same things, only not similarly; but the one does it well, and the rest worse?

Yes, and what I say is true.

And since you distinguish the good speaker,

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