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[3] next, the laws by which in each case their civic life is governed; furthermore, freedom of speech and the privilege which is openly granted to friends to rebuke and to enemies to attack each other's faults; besides, a number of the poets of earlier times1 have left precepts which direct them how to live; so that, from all these influences, they may reasonably be expected to become better men.

1 Especially the “gnomic” poets mentioned in 43.

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