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[848d] of each of the twelve districts; and in each village we shall first select temples and a market-place for the gods and demigods; and if there exist any local deities of the Magnetes1 or any shrines of other ancient gods whose memory is still preserved, we shall pay to them the same worship as did the men of old; and everywhere we shall erect temples to Hestia and Zeus and Athena, and whatever other deity is the patron of the district concerned. First, buildings shall be erected round about these temples, and wherever the ground is highest,

1 The original inhabitants of the site of Clinias's new colony (cp. Plat. Laws 702b, Plat. Laws 860e): they subsequently migrated to Magnesia in Asia Minor.

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