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[25] or with reference to another passage the shadow of a small part of politics1 and the fourth department of flattery. For Plato assigns2 two departments of politics to the body, namely medicine and gymnastic, and two to the soul, namely law and justice, while he styles the art of cookery3 a form of flattery of medicine, the art of the slave-dealer a flattery of gymnastic, for they produce a false complexion by the use of paint and a false robustness by puffing them out with fat: sophistry he calls a dishonest counterfeit of legal science, and rhetoric of justice.

1 ib. 463 p.

2 ib. 464 B.

3 ib. 464 B-465 E.

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