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[821b] he cannot possibly refrain any longer from declaring it.1

Clinias
That is reasonable; but what science of this kind shall we find on the subject of stars?

Athenian
At present, my good sirs, nearly all we Greeks say what is false about those mighty deities, the Sun and Moon.

Clinias
What is the falsehood?

Athenian
We assert that they, and some other stars along with them, never travel along the same path; and we call them “planets.”2

1 Cp. Plat. Laws 779b.

2 i.e. “wanderers.”

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