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[261d] since it exercises its power among living beings and in relation to them alone.

Younger Socrates
True.

Stranger
Now you may notice that the breeding and nurture of living beings is sometimes the nurture of a single animal and sometimes the common care of creatures in droves.

Younger Socrates
True.

Stranger
But we shall find that the statesman is not one who tends a single creature, like the driver of a single ox or the groom who tends a horse; he has more resemblance to a man who tends a herd of cattle or a drove of horses.

Younger Socrates
That seems to be true, now that you mention it.


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