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[295e] would not any such regulations on any subject assuredly arouse the greatest ridicule?

Younger Socrates
Most assuredly.

But he who has made written or unwritten laws about the just and unjust, the honorable and disgraceful, the good and the bad for the herds of men that are tended in their several cities in accordance with the laws of the law-makers, is not to be permitted to give other laws contrary to those, if the scientific law-maker, or another like him, should come!

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