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Plato, Laws, Book 4, section 704d (search)
CliniasAs a whole, it resembles in character the rest of Crete.AthenianYou would call it hilly rather than level?CliniasCertainly.AthenianThen it would not be incurably unfit for the acquisition of virtue. For if the State was to be on the sea-coast, and to have fine harbors, and to be deficient in many products, instead of productive of everything,—in that case it would need a mighty savior and divine lawgivers, if, with such a character, it was to avoid having a variety of luxurious and depraved habits.Cp. Aristot. Pol. 7.6. As things are, however, there is consolation in the fact of that eighty stades. Still, it lies unduly near the sea, and the more so because, as you say, its harbors are good; that, however, we must make the best of
Plato, Laws, Book 4, section 707e (search)
CliniasThe best by far.AthenianIn the next place tell me this: who are the people that are to be settled? Will they comprise all that wish to go from any part of Crete, supposing that there has grown up in every city a surplus population too great for the country's food supply? For you are not; I presume, collecting all who wish to go from Greece; although I do, indeed, see in your country settlers from Argos, Aegina,
Plato, Laws, Book 4, section 708a (search)
and other parts of Greece. So tell us now from what quarters the present expedition of citizens is likely to be drawn.CliniasIt will probably be from the whole of Crete and of the rest of the Greeks, they seem most ready to admit people from the Peloponnese as fellow-settlers. For it is quite true, as you said just now, that we have some here from Argos, amongst them being the most famous of our clans, the Gortynian, which is a colony from Gortys, in the Peloponnese.
Plato, Laws, Book 6, section 752e (search)
for you to choose your Law-wardens first with the utmost care.CliniasWhat means can we find for this, or what rule?AthenianThis: I assert, O ye sons of Crete, that, since the Cnosians take precedence over most of the Cretan cities, they should combine with those who have come into this community to select thirty-seven persons in all from their own number and the community—nineteen from the latter body, and the rest from Cnosus itself
Plato, Laws, Book 7, section 796b (search)
when we reach this point in our legislation—that the latter should impart these lessons gently, and the former receive them gratefully. Nor should we omit such mimic dances as are fitting for use by our choirs,—for instance, the sword-dance of the CuretesPriests of the Idaean Zeus. here in Crete, and that of the DioscoriCastor and Pollux. in Lacedaemon; and at Athens, too, our Virgin-LadyAthene. gladdened by the pastime of the dance deemed it not seemly to sport with empty han
Plato, Laws, Book 8, section 834b (search)
will be horse-racing. Here, in a country like Crete, there is not much need of horses—not in great numbers,—so that inevitably less attention is paid either to the rearing or the racing of horses. As to chariots, we have no one who keeps them, nor is anyone here likely to cherish any great ambition respecting them, so that to establish contests for them would run counter to native custom, and would not only seem, but be, a foolish act. If, however, we establish prizes for races of riding-hors
Plato, Laws, Book 8, section 836b (search)
passions which have been the cause of countless woes both to individuals and to whole States,—how is one to guard against these, or what remedy can one apply so as to find a way of escape in all such cases from a danger such as this? It is extremely difficult, Clinias. For whereas, in regard to other matters not a few, Crete generally and Lacedaemon furnish us (and rightly) with no little assistance in the framing of laws which differ from those in common use,—in regard to the passions of sex (for we are alone by ourselv
Plato, Laws, Book 8, section 842b (search)
AthenianWell, now we have arrived at this point in our progress, that common meals have been established—a thing which elsewhere, as we say, would be difficult, but in Crete no one would question its correctness. As concerns the manner of them,—whether we should adopt the Cretan fashion, or the Lacedaemonian, or whether we can find a third fashion that is better than either,—this does not seem to me a difficult problem to decide, nor indeed would its decision prove of much benefit, since these meals ar
Plato, Laws, Book 8, section 847e (search)
State and country. Touching food-supply and the distribution of agricultural produce, a system approaching that legalized in Crete would probably prove satisfactory. The whole produce of the soil must be divided by all into twelve parts, according to the method of its consumption. And each twelfth part—of wheat and barley, for instance (and all the rest of the crops must be distributed in the same way as these, as well as all marketable animal
Plato, Laws, Book 10, section 885c (search)
CliniasWhat, then, shall we do or say to such people?AthenianLet us listen first, my good sir, to what they, as I imagine, say mockingly, in their contempt for us.CliniasWhat is it?AthenianIn derision they would probably say this: “O Strangers of Athens, Lacedaemon and Crete, what you say is true. Some of us do not believe in gods at all; others of us believe in gods of the kinds you mention. So we claim now, as you claimed in the matter of laws
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