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[283d] for all of them may be regarded as the subjects of the art of measurement.

Younger Socrates

Let us, then, divide that art into two parts; that is essential for our present purpose.

Younger Socrates
Please tell how to make the division.

In this way: one part is concerned with relative greatness or smallness, the other with the something without which production would not be possible.

Younger Socrates
What do you mean?

Do you not think that, by the nature of the case, we must say that the greater is greater than the less and than nothing else,

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