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[333c] or sell a horse. Then, I take it, the man who knows horses, isn't it so?” “Apparently.” “And again, if it is a vessel, the shipwright or the pilot.” “It would seem so.” “What then is the use of money in common for which a just man is the better partner?” “When it is to be deposited and kept safe, Socrates.” “You mean when it is to be put to no use but is to lie idle1?” “Quite so.” “Then it is when money is useless that justice is useful in relation to it?”

1 Interest is ignored. Aristotle, Eth. Nic. 1120 a 9, splits hairs on this.

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