The Works of Plato Volume 4

The Works of Plato Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: of greater bravery than Ulysses, and free from falsehood, but the latter as crafty, and frequently false, and worse than Achilles. And do you, if you will, place (your) reasonings opposite (to mine), (to prove) the other is the better man; and (thus) the persons here will the better know, which of us is the better speaker. 12 S00. I have no doubt, Hippias, of your being cleverer than myself. But I am ever accustomed, when any one says any thing, to give my attention---especially when the speaker seems to be a clever person--as being desirous of learning what he is speaking about, and ask him questions, and I think over the question again, and I put together what has been said, in order that I may understand it. But if the speaker appears to me to be a person of no mark, I neither ask him any questions, nor give myself any thought about what he has been talking. Now by this you may know What persons 1 consider to be clever. For you will find me solicitous about what has been said by such 14 a person, and making inquiries of him, in order that I may be benefited by learning. Since even i " The same complaint is made by the Sophist in Hipp. Maj. p. 301, A. 48, and p. 304, A. 55. " Instead of-roin-ov Ficinus has " illorum," as if he had found in his MS. fozirunl. Sydenham prefers-rotoz';rov--now I have been thinking, while you were speaking, that, in the verses, which you just now recited to show that Achilles was speaking, as if he were a cheat, to Ulysses, something appeared to me to be strange; if, what you assert, is the truth, that the versatile Ulysses no where appears to be a man of falsehood, while Achilles appears to be versatile according to your expression; at least he tells a falsehood. For...
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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236993438
  • 9781236993434