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[628c] by terms of conciliation?

Everyone would prefer the latter alternative for his own State rather than the former.

And would not the lawgiver do the same?

Of course.

Would not every lawgiver in all his legislation aim at the highest good?


The highest good, however, is neither war nor civil strife—which things we should pray rather to be saved from—but peace one with another and friendly feeling. Moreover, it would seem that the victory

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