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[609e] said I, “that we do not think it proper to say of the body either that it is destroyed by the badness of foods themselves, whether it be staleness or rottenness or whatever it is;1 but when the badness of the foods themselves engenders in the body the defect of body, then we shall say that it is destroyed owing to these foods, but by2 its own vice, which is disease.

1 Plato generally disregards minor distinctions when they do not affect his point.

2 Cf. 610 D.

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