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1 Cf. 596 C.
2 Cf. Cic.De or. iii. 45 “sicut mollissimam ceram . . . fingimus.” Otto, 80, says it is a proverb. For the development of this figure cf. Pliny, Epist. vii. 9 “ut laus est cerae, mollis cedensque sequatur.” For the idea that word is more precise or easy than deed Cf. 473 A, Phaedo 99 E, Laws 636 A, 736 B, Tim. 19 E.
3 Cf. 442 A.
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