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It seems not.

Nor are men by women, in so far as they do theirs.


And states, therefore, are not well ordered in so far as each person does his own business?1

I think they are, Socrates.

How can you say that? Without the presence of friendship, which we say must be there if states are well ordered, as otherwise they are not?

But it seems to me that friendship arises among them just on that account—that each of the two parties does its own business.

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