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Yes, for this is one of those “agreed claims” concerning government.1

What “claims”?

Those which we dealt with before,—claims as to who should govern whom. It was shown that parents should govern children, the older the younger, the high-born the low-born, and (if you remember) there were many other claims, some of which were conflicting. The claim before us is one of these, and we said that2—to quote Pindar—“the law marches with nature

1 Cp. Plat. Laws 690b.

2 Cp. Plat. Laws 690b, with the footnote.

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