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[823b] to show more clearly what we mean. Hunting is a large and complex matter, all of which is now generally embraced under this single name. Of the hunting of water-animals there are many varieties, and many of the hunting of fowls; and very many varieties also of hunts of land-animals—not of beasts only, but also, mark you, of men, both in war and often, too, in friendship, a kind of hunt that is partly approved and partly disapproved;1 and then there are robberies and hunts carried on by pirates and by bands.

1 Cp.Plat. Soph. 222d ff where τῶν ἐρώντων θήρα (“the lovers' chase”) is mentioned as a sub-species of θηρευτική: and in Symposium 203 D the God of Love is described as “a mighty hunter” (θηρευτὴς δεινός).

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