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[291c] and found ourselves practically at the beginning of our search, and just as sorely in want as when we first started on it.

How did this happen to you, Socrates?

I will tell you. We took the view that the statesman's and the monarch's arts were one and the same.

Well, what then?

To this art, we thought, generalship and the other arts handed over the management of the productions of their own trades, as this one alone knew how to use them. So it seemed clear to us that this was the one we were seeking,

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