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[265b] for imitative art is a kind of production—of images, however, we say, not of real things in each case. Do you agree?

Theaetetus
By all means.

Stranger
Then let us first assume two parts of productive art.

Theaetetus
What are they?

Stranger
The divine and the human.

Theaetetus
I don't yet understand.

Stranger
We said, if we remember the beginning of our conversation, that every power is productive which causes things to come into being which did not exist before.

Theaetetus
Yes, we remember.


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