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[315e] and I speak likewise, we shall never come to any agreement, in my opinion: but if we study the matter jointly, we may perhaps concur. Well now, if you like, hold a joint inquiry with me by asking me questions; or if you prefer, by answering them.

Why, I am willing, Socrates, to answer anything you like.

Come then, do you consider1 just things to be unjust and unjust things just, or just things to be just and unjust things unjust?

I consider just things to be just, and unjust things unjust.

1 The word νομίζειν here and in what follows is intended to retain some of the sense of νόμος as “accepted” law and custom which it had in what precedes; see note, 313 B.

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