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Alcibiades
Yes.

Socrates
And over our foot too by shoe-making? Or by that art whereby we make feet better?

Alcibiades
By that art.

Socrates
And is it not the same one for making our feet as for making the whole body better?

Alcibiades
I think so.

Socrates
And is not that gymnastic?

Alcibiades
Certainly.

Socrates
So by gymnastic we take pains over our foot, but by shoe-making over what belongs to our foot?

Alcibiades
Quite so.

Socrates
And by gymnastic over our hands, but by ring-engraving over what belongs to the hand?

Alcibiades
Yes.

Socrates
And by gymnastic over the body, but by weaving


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