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Cratylus – Plato

CRATYLUS portion of the human voice which men agree to use; but that there is a truth or correctness in them, which is the same for Hellenes as for barbarians. Whereupon I ask him, whether his own name of Cratylus is a true by

name or not, and he answers ‘Yes.’ And Socrates? ‘Yes.’

Then every man’s name, as I tell him, is that which he Plato

is called. To this he replies—’If all the world were to call you Hermogenes, that would not be your name.’