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[287b] and apply to him the example of weaving that we spoke of a while ago.

Younger Socrates
Very well; let us do so.

Stranger
The art of the king, then, has been separated from most of the kindred arts, or rather from all the arts that have to do with herds. There remain, however, the arts that have to do with the state itself. These are both causes and contingent causes, and our first duty is to separate them from one another.

Younger Socrates
Quite right.

Stranger
It is not easy to divide them into halves, you know.


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