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In Greek mythology, Daedalus (Ancient Greek: Δαίδαλος Daidalos, perhaps related to δαιδάλλω "to work artfully"; Latin: Daedalus; Etruscan: Taitale) was a skillful craftsman and artist.
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Quotes about Daedalus
- SOCRATES: When you say this, will you be surprised if your arguments seem to move about instead of staying put? And will you accuse me of being Daedalus who makes them move, though you are yourself much more skillful than Daedalus and make them go round in a circle? Or do you not realize that our argument has moved around and come again to the same place? You surely remember that earlier the pious and the god loved were shown not to be the same but different from each other. Or do you not remember?
EUTHYPHRO: I do.
SOCRATES: Do you then not realize now that you are saying that what is dear to the gods is the pious? Is this not the same as the god-loved? Or is it not?
EUTHYPHRO: It certainly is.
SOCRATES: Either we were wrong when we agreed before, or, if we were right then, we are wrong now.
EUTHYPHRO: That seems to be so.
- Plato, Euthyphro, 15b-c