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[302e] and without law applies alike to this and the rest.

Younger Socrates
Yes, it does.

Stranger
Before, when we were in search of the right government, this division was of no use, as we showed at the time but now that we have set that apart and have decided that the others are the only available forms of government, the principle of lawfulness and lawlessness bisects each of them.

Younger Socrates
So it seems, from what has been said.

Stranger
Monarchy, then, when bound by good written rules, which we call laws, is the best of all the six; but without law it is hard and most oppressive to live with.


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