and do as we ask.”1“It looks as if we should have to
stay,” said Glaucon. “Well,” said I,
“if it so be, so be it.”So we went with them to Polemarchus's house, and there we found Lysias and
Euthydemus, the brothers of Polemarchus, yes, and2 Thrasymachus, too, of Chalcedon, and
Charmantides of the deme of Paeania, and Kleitophon the son of Aristonymus.
And the father of Polemarchus, Cephalus, was also at home.And I thought him much aged,
“American,” the colloquial Greek means “be
2 The particles single out Thrasymachus for ironical emphasis.
Proclus in Tim. 3 E preserves them in his enumeration of
the dramatis personae.
Plato. Plato in Twelve Volumes, Vols. 5 & 6 translated by Paul Shorey. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1969.
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