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[107c] for the health of the citizens; all that they require of their counsellor is that he be a physician.


Then what will they have under consideration if you are to be right in standing up, when you do so, as their counsellor?

Their own affairs, Socrates.

Do you mean with regard to shipbuilding, and the question as to what sort of ships they ought to get built?

No, I do not, Socrates.

Because, I imagine, you do not understand shipbuilding. Is that, and that alone, the reason?

That is just the reason.

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