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[276d] making it denote care, rather than feeding, and then we ought to have divided the art, for it may still admit of not unimportant divisions.

Younger Socrates
What are they?

There is one by which we might have divided the divine shepherd from the human caretaker.

Younger Socrates
Quite right.

And again it was essential that the art of caretaking thus isolated and assigned to man be divided into two parts.

Younger Socrates
On what line of division?

On that of compulsory and voluntary.

Younger Socrates
Why is that?

Because this was about the point at which we made our mistake before;

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