Endless argument and debate…reminds me of some people I’ve known! (Maybe me too, on occasion.)
I recall being frustrated by Socrates being kind of a know-it-all whose companions walk right into his logical traps, never saying “actually, I think that’s a bad analogy” or “gosh, that seems like a false dichotomy”.
But the multiple exchanges to confirm that everyone agrees about a really simple point can be tedious. Maybe it would help to say to Socrates/Plato, “Thanks, Captain Obvious, we get it”.
On top of that, the major public-domain translation by Benjamin Jowett is 150 years old and sure shows its age. Seems like a “Plato in Plain English” version would be an excellent public service…