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[614e] and that those which arrived from time to time appeared to have come as it were from a long journey and gladly departed to the meadow1 and encamped2 there as at a festival,3 and acquaintances greeted one another, and those which came from the earth questioned the others about conditions up yonder, and those from heaven asked how it fared with those others. And they told their stories to one another, the one lamenting

1 Cf. Gorg. 524 A.

2 Cf. 621 A, 610 E, and John i. 14ἐσκήνωσεν.

3 Cf. 421 B.

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