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[373c] the manufacturers of all kinds of articles, especially those that have to do with women's adornment. And so we shall also want more servitors. Don't you think that we shall need tutors, nurses wet1 and dry, beauty-shop ladies, barbers2 and yet again cooks and chefs? And we shall have need, further, of swineherds; there were none of these creatures3 in our former city, for we had no need of them, but in this city there will be this further need; and we shall also require other cattle in great numbers if they are to be eaten,

1 The mothers of the idyllic state nursed their own children, but in the ideal state the wives of the guardians are relieved of this burden by special provision. Cf. 460 D.

2 The rhetoricians of the empire liked to repeat that no barber was known at Rome in the first 200 or 300 years of the city.

3 Illogical idiom referring to the swine. Cf. 598 C.

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