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[296a] Would not such a prohibition appear in truth as ridiculous as the other?

Younger Socrates
It certainly would.

Stranger
Do you know what people in general say about such a case?

Younger Socrates
I donÕt recall it just now off-hand.

Stranger
Yes, it is very plausible; for they say that if anyone has anything better than the old laws to offer, he must first persuade the state, and then he may make his laws, but not otherwise.

Younger Socrates
And is that not right?


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