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[630d] fair though it be and fitly glorified by the poet, deserves nevertheless to be placed no higher than fourth in order and estimation.1

We are degrading our own lawgiver, Stranger, to a very low level!

Nay, my good Sir, it is ourselves we are degrading, in so far as we imagine that it was with a special view to war that Lycurgus and Minos laid down all the legal usages here and in Lacedaemon.

How, then, ought we to have stated the matter?

In the way that is, as I think, true and proper

1 i.e. courage comes after wisdom, prudence and justice.

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