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[790e] they use a kind of crooning noise; and thus they literally cast a spell upon the children (like the victims of Bacchic frenzy) by employing the combined movements of dance and song as a remedy.

Clinias
And what, Stranger, are we to suppose is the main cause of this?

Athenian
It is easy enough to see.

Clinias
How so?

Athenian
Both these affections are forms of fright; and frights are due to a poor condition of soul. So whenever one applies an external shaking

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