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[268b] and he alone knows the midwifeÕs science of aiding at the birth of their offspring. Moreover, so far as the nature of the creatures allows them to enjoy sport or music, no one can enliven or soothe them better than he; whether with instruments or merely with his voice he performs the music best suited to his own herd; and the same applies to the other herdsmen. Is not that the case?

Younger Socrates
You are quite right.

Stranger
Then how can our discourse about the king be right and free from error,


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