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Younger Socrates
That is quite right. But what comes next?

Stranger
We should evidently divide the science of measurement into two parts in accordance with what has been said. One part comprises all the arts which measure number, length, depth, breadth, and thickness in relation to their opposites; the other comprises those which measure them in relation to the moderate, the fitting, the opportune, the needful, and all the other standards that are situated in the mean between the extremes.

Younger Socrates
Both of your divisions are extensive, and there is a great difference between them.

Stranger
Yes, for what many clever persons occasionally say, Socrates, fancying that it is a wise remark,


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