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[321c] apportioners and shepherds of men; just as Homer called the good general a “shepherd of the folk.”

Quite so, indeed.

Come then, in good friendship's name: if someone should ask us what it is that the good lawgiver and apportioner for the body distributes to it when he makes it better, we should say, if we were to make a correct and brief answer, that it was food and labor; the former to strengthen, and the latter to exercise and brace it.

And we should be right.

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