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[294d] We must ask the reason for this.

Younger Socrates
Yes, of course.

Stranger
Well, there are here at Athens, as in other cities, classes for practice in athletics to prepare for contests in running or the like, are there not?

Younger Socrates
Yes, a great many of them.

Stranger
Now let us recall to mind the orders given by the professional trainers when they are in charge of such classes.

Younger Socrates
What do you mean?

Stranger
They think they cannot go into details in individual cases and order what is best for each personÕs physique;


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