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[270c] the greatest and most complete.

Younger Socrates
It certainly seems to be so.

Therefore we must also believe that at the same time the greatest changes come upon us who dwell within the heavens.

Younger Socrates
That is likely too.

And animals cannot well endure many great and various changes at once. That is a familiar fact, is it not?

Younger Socrates
Of course.

Inevitably, then, there is at that time great destruction of animals in general, and only a small part of the human race survives;

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