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Laches: Large Print

Laches: Large Print

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PhilosophyGeneral EducationGeneral Science

ISBN13: 9798656050470
Published: Jun 22 2020
Pages: 26
Weight: 0.19
Height: 0.05 Width: 8.50 Depth: 11.00
Language: English
LYSIMACHUS: You have seen the exhibition of the man fighting in armour, Nicias andLaches, but we did not tell you at the time the reason why my friend Melesias and I askedyou to go with us and see him. I think that we may as well confess what this was, for wecertainly ought not to have any reserve with you. The reason was, that we were intendingto ask your advice. Some laugh at the very notion of advising others, and when they areasked will not say what they think. They guess at the wishes of the person who asks them, and answer according to his, and not according to their own, opinion. But as we know thatyou are good judges, and will say exactly what you think, we have taken you into ourcounsels. The matter about which I am making all this preface is as follows: Melesias and Ihave two sons; that is his son, and he is named Thucydides, after his grandfather; and thisis mine, who is also called after his grandfather, Aristides. Now, we are resolved to take thegreatest care of the youths, and not to let them run about as they like, which is too often theway with the young, when they are no longer children, but to begin at once and do theutmost that we can for them. And knowing you to have sons of your own, we thought thatyou were most likely to have attended to their training and improvement, and, if perchanceyou have not attended to them, we may remind you that you ought to have done so, andwould invite you to assist us in the fulfilment of a common duty

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