[93a] than that in which the elements are of which it is composed?”“Certainly not.”“And it can neither do nor suffer anything other than they do or suffer?”He agreed.“Then a harmony cannot be expected to lead the elements of which it is composed, but to follow them.”He assented.“A harmony, then, is quite unable to move or make a sound or do anything else that is opposed to its component parts.”“Quite unable,” said he.“Well then, is not every harmony by nature a harmony according as it is harmonized?”“I do not understand,” said Simmias.“Would it not,” said Socrates, “be more completely a harmony
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