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“Women of this kind, then, must be selected to cohabit with men of this kind and to serve with them as guardians since they are capable of it and akin by nature.” “By all means.” “And to the same natures must we not assign the same pursuits?” “The same.” “We come round,1 then, to our previous statement, and agree that it does not run counter to nature to assign music and gymnastics to the wives of the guardians.”

1 Cf. Gorgias 517 C.

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