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[535a] but that our discussion of studies is now complete1” “I do,” he said.

“The distribution, then, remains,” said I, “to whom we are to assign these studies and in what way.” “Clearly,” he said. “Do you remember, then, the kind of man we chose in our former selection2 of rulers?” “Of course,” he said. “In most respects, then,” said I, “you must suppose that we have to choose those same natures. The most stable, the most brave and enterprising3 are to be preferred, and, so far as practicable, the most comely.4 But in addition

1 Cf. 541 B.

2 Cf. 412 D-E, 485-487, 503 A, C-E.

3 Intellectually as well as physically. Cf. 357 A, Prot. 350 B f.

4 Cf. Symp. 209 B-C, Phaedr. 252 E and Vol. I. p. 261 on 402 D. Ascham, The Schoolmaster,Bk. I. also approves of this qualification.

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