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[261c] and in this way the whole will be divided into two parts.

Younger Socrates
Certainly.

Stranger
Let us then leave one half and take up the other, and then let us divide that entire half into two parts.

Younger Socrates
Which half shall we take up?

Stranger
That which issues commands relating to living objects, assuredly. For certainly the science of the king is not, like that of the architect, one which supervises lifeless objects; it is a nobler science,


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