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[814d] This point, then, we shall decide about1 when word accompanied by deed can clearly demonstrate this fact, among the others mentioned,—that wrestling of this kind is of all motions by far the most nearly allied to military fighting; and also that it is not the latter that should be learned for the sake of the former, but, on the contrary, it is the former that should be practiced for the sake of the latter.2

There, at any rate, you are right.

For the present let this suffice as an account of the functions of the wrestling-school. Motion

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