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[504d] the longer way and must labor no less in studies than in the exercises of the body or else, as we were just saying, he will never come to the end of the greatest study and that which most properly belongs to him.” “Why, are not these things the greatest?” said he; “but is there still something greater than justice and the other virtues we described?” “There is not only something greater,” I said, “but of these very things we need not merely to contemplate an outline1 as now, but we must omit nothing of their most exact elaboration. Or would it not be absurd to strain every nerve2 to attain

1 i.e. sketch, adumbration. The ὑπογραφή is the account of the cardinal virtues in Bk. iv. 428-433.

2 For πᾶν ποιεῖν cf. on 488 C, for συντεινομένουςEuthydem. 288 D.

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