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[297c] but our one right form of government must be sought in some small number or one person, and all other forms are merely, as we said before, more or less successful imitations of that.

Younger Socrates
What do you mean by that? I did not understand about the imitations a little while ago, either.

Stranger
And yet it is quite a serious matter if after stirring up this question we drop it and do not go on and show the error


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