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[503d] and who in war are not easily moved and aroused to fear, are apt to act in the same way1 when confronted with studies. They are not easily aroused, learn with difficulty, as if benumbed,2 and are filled with sleep and yawning when an intellectual task is set them.” “It is so,” he said. “But we affirmed that a man must partake of both temperaments in due and fair combination or else participate in neither the highest3 education nor in honors nor in rule.” “And rightly,” he said. “Do you not think, then, that such a blend will be a rare thing?”

1 A tough of humor in a teacher

2 For the figure Cf. Meno 80 A, 84 B and C.

3 Lit. “most precise.” Cf. Laws 965 Bἀκριβεστέραν παιδείαν.

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