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Stranger
Along other lines.

Younger Socrates
Very likely.

Stranger
Where, then, shall we find the statesmanÕs path? For we must find it, separate it from the rest, and imprint upon it the seal of a single class; then we must set the mark of another single class upon all the other paths that lead away from this, and make our soul conceive of all sciences as of two classes.1

Younger Socrates
This, Stranger, is now your affair, I think, not mine.


1 i.e. one class is to be separated and then all the rest are to be marked as one other class—the familiar division into two parts.

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