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Younger Socrates
That appears, at least, to be the case.

But the art which holds sway over them all and watches over the laws and all things in the state, weaving them all most perfectly together, we may, I think, by giving to its function a designation which indicates its power over the community, with full propriety call “statecraft.”

Younger Socrates
Most assuredly.

Shall we then proceed to discuss it after the model supplied by weaving,1 now that all the classes in the state have been made plain to us?

Younger Socrates
By all means.

Then the kingly process of weaving must be described,

1 See 287-290, 303-305.

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