on penalty of being stigmatized for
want of taste and true musical culture.” “Even
so,” he said. “Do you not agree, then, that our
discourse on music has come to an end? It has certainly made a fitting end,
for surely the end and consummation of culture be love of the
beautiful.” “I concur,” he said.“After music our youth are to be educated
by gymnastics?” “Certainly.” “In
this too they must be carefully trained
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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