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Neither of us, I think, could possibly argue against your view.

Our next subject I must handle myself. I maintain that all the three choirs1 must enchant the souls of the children, while still young and tender, by rehearsing all the noble things which we have already recounted, or shall recount hereafter; and let this be the sum of them: in asserting that one and the same life is declared by the gods to be both most pleasant and most just, we shall not only be saying what is most true,

1 At Spartan festivals it was customary to have three choirs—of boys, young men, and older men.

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