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[536b] since, if we bring men sound of limb and mind to so great a study and so severe a training, justice herself will have no fault to find1 with us, and we shall preserve the state and our polity. But, if we introduce into it the other sort, the outcome will be just the opposite, and we shall pour a still greater flood2 of ridicule upon philosophy.” “That would indeed be shameful,” he said. “Most certainly,” said I: “but here again I am making myself a little ridiculous.” “In what way?”

1 Cf. 487 A. For δίκη cf. Hirzel, Dike, Themis und Verwandtes, p.116.

2 καταντλήσομεν: cf. 344 d.

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