“They must,” he
said. “What, then,” said I, are we to do? Shall we admit
all of these into the city, or one of the unmixed types, or the mixed
type?” “If my vote prevails,” he said,
“the unmixed imitator of the good.” “Nay, but
the mixed type also is pleasing, Adeimantus, and far most pleasing to boys
and their tutors and the great mob is the opposite of your
choice.” “Most pleasing it is.” “But
perhaps,” said I, “you would affirm it to be ill-suited
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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