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[318d] the best of those ordinances come? Do you know?

From Crete, so they say.

Then the people there use the most ancient laws in Greece?


Then do you know who were their good kings? Minos and Rhadamanthus, the sons of Zeus and Europa; those laws were theirs.

Rhadamanthus, they do say, Socrates, was a just man; but Minos was a savage sort of person, harsh and unjust.

Your tale, my excellent friend, is a fiction of Attic tragedy.

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