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[151b] we shall offer both garlands and all the other customary things when I see that day has come. And come it will ere long, if they are willing.

Well, I accept this gift; and anything else besides, that you may give me, I shall be only too happy to accept.1 And as Euripides has made Creon say when he sees Teiresias wearing his wreaths, and hears that he has obtained them, on account of his art, as first-fruits of the spoils of war:“As omen good I take thy victor's wreaths;
For in the waves we labour, as you know,—
Eur. Phoen. 858-92

1 The Greek here is literally—“I should gladly see myself to have accepted”—which seems very unplatonic.

2 The blind prophet Teiresias has been crowned by the Athenians for the aid he has given them in a successful war. Eteocles, the young king of Thebes, has left the city in charge of his uncle Creon while he is fighting his brother Polynices for the possession of the throne.

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