Plato The Dialogues of Plato Volume 3

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The Dialogues of Plato Volume 3

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... theaetetus. persons of the dialogue. Socrates. Theodokits. Theabtetc EoeKd and Terpeion meet in front of Euclid's house in Megara; the; enter tht bouse, and tbe dialogue U read to them by a servant Euc. A re you only just arrived from the country, - jl Terpsion? Terprion. No, I came some time ago: and I have been in the Agora looking for you, and wondering that I could not find yon. Euc. Why, I was not ia the city at all. Terp. Where then? Euc. As I was going down to the harbor, I met Theaetetus; he was being carried up to Athens from the army at Corinth. Terp. Do you mean that he was alive or dead? Euc. He was scarcely alive; for he hns been badly wounded, and what is worse, the sickness which prevails in the army has fastened upon him. Terp. Is that the dysentery? Euc. Yes. Terp. Alas! what a loss he will be! Euc. Yes, Terpsion, he is a noble fellow; I heard some one highly praising his behavior in this very battle. Terp. I do not wonder at that; I should wonder at hearing anything else of him. But why did he go on, instead of stopping at Megara? Euc. He wanted to get home, for the fact was that I begged and advised him to remain, but he would not; so I set him on his way, and turned back, and then I remembered what Socratei had said of him, and thought how remarkably this, like all hit predictions, had been fulfilled. I believe that he had seen him L'ttle before his own death, when Theaetetus was a youth, ani he had a conversation with him, which he related to me when I came to Athens; he was full of admiration of his genins, and said that he would most certainly be a great man, if he lived. Terp. That has certainly proved true; hut what was the conversation? can you tell me?.. jeuc. No, indeed, not without..."

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