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[321b] and law-abiding person, as we stated in what went before—a good apportioner—is most convincingly shown by the fact the his laws are unshaken, since they were made by one who discovered aright the truth of reality in regard to the management of a state.

In my opinion, Socrates, your statement is a probable one.

Then if what I say is true, do you consider that the Cretan people of Minos and Rhadamanthus use the most ancient laws?

I do.

So these have shown themselves the best lawgivers among men of ancient times—

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