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[20d] Critias here mentioned to us a story derived from ancient tradition; and now, Critias, pray tell it again to our friend here, so that he may help us to decide whether or not it is pertinent to our prescribed theme.

Critias
That I must certainly do, if our third partner, also approves.

Timaeus
Assuredly I approve.

Critias
Listen then, Socrates, to a tale which, though passing strange, is yet wholly true, as Solon,


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