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[779e] which will extend to a full year: how the bride and bridegroom ought to pass this time in a State that will be unlike most other States,—that is to be our next theme, and it is not the easiest of things to explain; we have uttered not a few hard sayings before, but none of them all will the mass find harder to accept than this. All the same, what we believe to be right and true must by all means be stated,1 Clinias.


Whoever proposes to publish laws for States,

1 Cp. Plat. Laws 821a;Epist. 7. 330 A.

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