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1 Laws are special and general, the former being written or unwritten. The unwritten law, again, is of two kinds: （1） general; （2） supplementary to the special written law. This general law （not the same as the general law “based upon nature” sect. 2） refers to acts which go beyond the legal standard of virtuous or vicious acts and are characterized by a remarkable degree （ καθ᾽ ὑπερβολήν） of virtue or the opposite. For these laws do not prescribe any special reward or punishment, but acts are praised or blamed, honored or dishonored, rewarded or punished, in accordance with the general feeling of mankind.
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