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ξυγγενεῖς -- τὴν φύσιν. J. and C. remark that “in the Politicus and Laws, on the other hand, the aim of the legislator is rather to unite in marriage opposite natures that they may supplement each other: Pol. 309, 310, Laws 773 ff.” Such a marriage law is unnecessary in the Republic, where the opposite qualities of strength and sensibility are already united in the character of each of the parents. See on II 375 C.

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