the swarthy are of
manly aspect, the white are children of the gods divinely fair, and as for
honey-hued, do you suppose the very word is anything but the euphemistic
invention of some lover who can feel no distaste for sallowness when it
accompanies the blooming time of youth? And, in short, there is no pretext
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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