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[494e] one such youth apprehends something and is moved and drawn towards philosophy, what do we suppose will be the conduct of those who think that they are losing his service and fellowship? Is there any word or deed that they will stick at1 to keep him from being persuaded and to incapacitate anyone who attempts it,2 both by private intrigue and public prosecution in the court?”

1 For πᾶν ἔργον cf. Sophocles, E. 615.

2 Cf. 517 E.

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