“I think not,” said he.
“And further that these things are best, if possible, has already,
I take it, been sufficiently shown.” “Yes,
sufficiently.” “Our present opinion, then, about this
legislation is that our plan would be best if it could be realized and that
this realization is difficult1 yet not impossible.” “That is the
conclusion,” he said.“This difficulty disposed of, we have next
1 Cf. 502 A,
Campbell's not on
Theaet. 144 A, and Wilamowitz, Platon,
ii. p. 208.
Plato. Plato in Twelve Volumes, Vols. 5 & 6 translated by Paul Shorey. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1969.
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