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Socrates

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Author: Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,081 / 33 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 3,219
mnybks.net#: 7197
Origin: gutenberg.org
License: ©
Genre: Drama

Translated by Frank J. Morlock, (c) 2000

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the tutor of Aglaea. Agathon, Aglaea's father, they say has left her great wealth. Aglaea is adorable. I idolize Aglaea. I must marry Aglaea and I must deal tactfully with Socrates while waiting to hang him.

DRIXA: Deal tactfully with Socrates in order that I may have my young man. But why did Agathon allow his daughter into the clutches of that old, flat nosed Socrates, that insufferable fault-finder who corrupts the young and prevents them from frequenting courtesans and the holy mysteries?

ANITUS: Agathon was infatuated with the same principles. He was one of those sober and serious types who have different morals from ours; who are from another country, and who are our sworn enemies, who think they've fulfilled all their duties when they've adored divinity, helped humanity, cultivated friendship and studied philosophy; one of those folks who insolently pretend that the gods have not inscribed the future in the liver of an ox; one of those pitiless dialecticians who find fault with priests f

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