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[975c] and the supply of carpenters', moulders', plaiters', and, in fine, all kinds of implements; for this is of advantage to the public, but is not accounted for virtue. Nor again the whole practice of hunting, which although grown extensive and a matter of skilled art, gives no return of magnificence with its wisdom. Nor surely can it be divination or interpretation1 as a whole; for these only know what is said, but have not learnt whether it be true.

And now that we see that the acquisition of necessaries

1 i.e. of omens, heavenly signs, etc.

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