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by the names that are naturally right. Do you not think so?HermogenesOf course I know that if they call things, they call them rightly. But what are these instances to which you refer?SocratesDo you not know that he says about the river in Troy which had the single combat with Hephaestus,Hom. Il. 21.342-380whom the gods call Xanthus, but men call ScamanderHom. Il. 20.74?HermogenesOh yes.
HermogenesI cannot say.SocratesLook at it in this way: suppose you were asked, “Do the wise or the unwise give names more correctly?”Hermogenes“The wise, obviously,” I should say.SocratesAnd do you think the women or the men of a city, regarded as a class in general, are the wiser?HermogenesThe men.SocratesAnd do you not know that Homer says the child of Hector was called Astyanax by the men of Troy;Hom. Il.
SocratesYes, for it would be strange indeed, my boy, if there are many senses ensconced within us, as if we were so many wooden horses of Troy, and they do not all unite in one power, whether we should call it soul or something else, by which we perceive through these as instruments the objects of perception.TheaetetusI think what you suggest is more likely than the other way.SocratesNow the reason why I am so precise about the matter is this: I want to know whether there is some one and the same power within ourselves by which we perceive black and white through the eyes, and again other qualities