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[904a] then when things had shared in a first, or second, or even third generation,1 they would be countless in number in such a system of transformations; but as things are, the task before the Supervisor of the All is wondrous easy.

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Thus:—Since our King saw that all actions involve soul, and contain much good and much evil, and that body and soul are, when generated, indestructible but not eternal,2 as are the gods ordained by law (for if either soul or body had been destroyed,

1 This seems to refer to three stages of the soul's incarnation; see p. 367, n. 2.

2 Cp.Plat. Tim 37c ff.

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