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[461c] with whomsoever they please, except1 daughter and mother and their direct descendants and ascendants, and likewise the women, save with son and father, and so on, first admonishing them preferably not even to bring to light2 anything whatever thus conceived, but if they are unable to prevent a birth to dispose of it on the understanding that we cannot rear such an offspring.” “All that sounds reasonable,” he said; “but how are they to distinguish one another's fathers and daughters,

1 Cf. Laws 838 A and 924 E.

2 Cf. Newman, op. cit. p. 187.

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