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The thought of the passage is, that harmony, which is considered the greatest good of a state, is the result of obedience to the laws.

τοὺς αὐτοὺς χοροὺς κρίνωσιν: decide on the same choruses, sc. as prize winners. So αἱρῶνται just below.

οὐδ᾽ ἵνα: “and, in general, not that.”

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