exchange money for goods with those who wish to sell, and goods for money
with as many as desire to buy.” “This need,
then,” said I, “creates the class of shopkeepers in our
city. Or is not shopkeepers the name we give to those who, planted in the
agora, serve us in buying and selling, while we call those who roam from
city to city merchants?” “Certainly.”
“And there are, furthermore, I believe, other servitors who in the
things of the mind
Plato. Plato in Twelve Volumes, Vols. 5 & 6 translated by Paul Shorey. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1969.
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