in every variety of rhythm it would be a fair
comparison.” “Quite so.” “And here
variety engendered licentiousness, did it not, but here disease? While
simplicity in music begets sobriety in the souls, and in gymnastic training
it begets health in bodies.” “Most true,” he
said. “And when licentiousness
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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