[290b] Generalship, I replied, strikes me as the art whose acquisition above all others would make one happy.I do not think so.Why not? I asked.In a sense, this is an art of hunting men.What then? I said.No part of actual hunting, he replied, covers more than the province of chasing and overcoming; and when they have overcome the creature they are chasing, they are unable to use it: the huntsmen or the fishermen hand it over to the caterers, and so it is too with the geometers, astronomers, and calculators—
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