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[664c] but we shall also convince those who need convincing more forcibly than we could by any other assertion.

Clinias
We must assent to what you say.

Athenian
First, then, the right order of procedure will be for the Muses' choir of children to come forward first to sing these things with the utmost vigor and before the whole city; second will come the choir of those under thirty, invoking Apollo Paian1 as witness of the truth of what is said, and praying him of grace to persuade the youth.

1 i.e. “the Healer.” Cp. the medicinal sense of ἐπᾴδειν, “enchant,” in B4 above. Music is to be a medicine of the soul.

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