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“Well,” said Socrates in reply,1 “I thought you knew, Critobulus, that the operations of husbandry no less than those of war are in the hands of the gods. And you observe, I suppose, that men engaged in war try to propitate the gods before taking action; and with sacrifices and omens seek to know what they ought to do and what they ought not to do;

1 Mem. I. iv. 15; iv. iii. 12. Cyrop. I. vi. 46.

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