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[474e] of bodily beauty?

Polus
I have not.

Socrates
And so with all the rest in the same way, whether they be figures or colors, is it for some pleasure or benefit or both that you give them the name of “fair”?

Polus
It is.

Socrates
And sounds also, and the effects of music, are not these all in the same case?

Polus
Yes.

Socrates
And further, in all that belongs to laws and observances, surely the “fairness” of them cannot lie beyond those limits of being either beneficial or pleasant or both.

Polus
I think not.


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