shod sufficiently? And for their nourishment
they will provide meal from their barley and flour from their wheat, and
kneading and cooking these they will serve noble cakes and loaves on some
arrangement of reeds or clean leaves, and, reclined on rustic beds strewn
with bryony and myrtle, they will feast with their children, drinking of
their wine thereto, garlanded and singing hymns to the gods in pleasant
fellowship, not begetting offspring beyond their means
Plato. Plato in Twelve Volumes, Vols. 5 & 6 translated by Paul Shorey. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1969.
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