equal, and that than which it is less.
And being greater and less than itself, and equal to itself, it will
be of equal measures with itself and of more and fewer measures than
itself; and if of measures then also of parts?
And being of equal parts with itself, it will be numerically equal
to itself; and being of more parts, more, and being of less, less than
And the same will hold of its relation to other things; inasmuch
as it is greater than them, it will be more in number than them; and
inasmuch as it is smaller, it will be less in number; and inasmuch
as it is equal in size to other things, it will be equal to them in
Once more then, as would appear, the one will be in number both
equal to and more and less than both itself and all other things.
Does the one also partake of time? And is it and does it become
older and younger than itself and others, and again, neither younger
nor older than itself and others, by virtue of participation in time?
How do you mean?
If one is, being must be predicated of it?
But to be (einai) is only participation of being in present time,
and to have been is the participation of being at a past time, and
to be about to be is the participation of being at a future time?
Then the one, since it partakes of being, partakes of time?