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BOOK V

"Well, it's no wonder you hesitate; for, by Zeus,the task seems anything but easy."
" Why no," said I; "but the truth is that whethera man falls into a small swimming-bath or into themiddle of the mighty ocean, he has to swim all thesame."
" No doubt."
" We must then try to swim and to come out ofthe discussion in safety, in the hope that some dolphin(7) may take us up, or some other impossiblemeans of deliverance may appear."
" So it seems," he replied.
" Come, then," said I, "let us see if we can findthe way out. For of course we admitted that different natures ought to perform different functions ;and that the nature of woman is different from thatof man ; but now we maintain that the different natures ought to perform the same functions. Is thatthe inconsistency which is laid to our charge?"
" Yes, precisely."
" Verily, Glaucon," I said, "the art of disputationhas a marvellous power."
" Why do you say that?"
" Because," I replied, "many seem to me to fallinto the practice of it even against their will, and tofancy that they are reasoning instead of disputing, and hence, failing to discriminate in the use of terms they cannot understand what they say, but they pursue their opposition to what is stated, look
ing merely at the words, resorting to chicanery, and

7. A probable allusion to the story of Arion and the dolphin, as given in Herodotus I, 24,

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