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[601c] Is not that so?” “Yes.” “Let us not, then, leave it half said but consider it fully.” “Speak on,” he said. “The painter, we say, will paint both reins and a bit.” “Yes.” “But the maker1 will be the cobbler and the smith.” “Certainly.” “Does the painter, then, know the proper quality of reins and bit? Or does not even the maker, the cobbler and the smith, know that, but only the man who understands the use of these things, the horseman2?” “Most true.” “And shall we not say

1 The δέ γε has almost the effect of a retort.

2 Cf. Aristot.Eth. Nic. 1094 a 10-11καθάπερ ὑπὸ τὴν ἱππικὴν χαλινοποιικὴ. . .

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