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[2] For it were laughable to suppose that Iulis, which is a little part of the small island of Ceos, and Aegina, which a certain Athenian was urgent to have removed as an eye-sore of the Piraeus,1 should breed good actors and poets,2 but should never be able to produce a man who is just, independent, wise, and magnanimous.

1 See the Pericles, viii. 5.

2 The great poet Simonides was of Ceos, and the great actor Polus of Aegina.

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