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[380e] or by something else?” “Necessarily.” “Is it not true that to be altered and moved1 by something else happens least to things that are in the best condition, as, for example, a body by food and drink and toil, and plants2 by the heat of the sun and winds and similar influences—is it not true that the healthiest and strongest is least altered?”

1 The Theaetetus explicitly distinguishes two kinds of motion, qualitative change and motion proper (181 C-D), but the distinction is in Plato's mind here and in Cratylus 439 E.

2 Cf. Laws 765 E.

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