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seus, and a truthful ma
n too; and that he has
made the other crafty,
and a teller of many un
truths, and inferior to
Achilles. And then, if
you please, you shall
make a speech on the ot
her side, in order to p
rove that Odysseus is t
he better man; and this
may be compared to min
e, and then the company
will know which of us
is the better speaker.
SOCRATES: O Hippias, I
do not doubt that you a
re wiser than I am. But
I have a way, when any
body else says anything
, of giving close atten
tion to him, especially
if the speaker appears
Lesser Hippias by Plato, circa 427-347 BC. Spurious and doubtful works