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[265a] to ourselves and secondly to those who are most closely akin to the dialectic method.


We began by making two divisions of art, the productive and the acquisitive, did we not?1


And the sophist showed himself to us in the arts of hunting, contests, commerce, and the like, which were subdivisions of acquisitive art?


But now, since imitative art has taken him over, it is clear that our first step must be the division of productive art into two parts;

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