previous next
[449d] that you1 have in mind. For we have long been lying in wait for you, expecting that you would say something both of the procreation of children and their bringing up,2 and would explain the whole matter of the community of women and children of which you speak. We think that the right or wrong management of this makes a great difference, all the difference in the world,3 in the constitution of a state; so now, since you are beginning on another constitution before sufficiently defining this, we are firmly resolved,

1 Emphatic. Cf. 427 E.

2 γενομένους: a noun is supplied from the preceding verb. Cf. on 598 C, and on 341 D.

3 μέγα . . . καὶ ὅλον: cf. 469 C, 527 C, Phaedo 79 E, Laws 779 B, 944 C, Symposium 188 D, Demosthenes ii. 22, Aeschylus Prom. 961.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

load focus Notes (James Adam)
load focus Greek (1903)
hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: