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[908e] but those which call for legislation are two, of which the “ironic”1 kind commits sins that deserve not one death only or two, while the other kind requires both admonition and imprisonment. Likewise also the belief that the gods are neglectful breeds two other kinds of impiety; and the belief in their being open to bribes, other two. These kinds being thus distinguished, those criminals who suffer from folly,2 being devoid of evil disposition and character, shall be placed by the judge according to law in the reformatory for a period of not less than five years, during which time no other of the citizens

1 i.e. “hypocritical,” hiding impiety under a cloak of religion.

2 Cp. Plat. Laws 863b, Plat. Laws 863c.

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