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[292b]

Stranger
Look a bit more closely along the line I am going to point out.

Younger Socrates
What is it?

Stranger
Shall we abide by what we said in the beginning, or dissent from it?

Younger Socrates
To what do you refer?

Stranger
We said, I believe, that royal power was one of the sciences.

Younger Socrates
Yes.

Stranger
And not only a science, but we selected it from the rest as a science of judgement and command.

Younger Socrates
Yes.

Stranger
And from the science of command we distinguished one part which rules inanimate works,


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