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[793a] which of us two has made the truer statement. For I myself grant you that all men ought to shun the life of unmixed pain and pleasure, and follow always a middle path. So all is well both with your statement and with my reply.

You are perfectly right, Clinias. So then let the three of us together consider this next point.

What is that?

That all the regulations which we are now expounding are what are commonly termed “unwritten laws.” And these as a whole are just the same as

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