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[304d] not by teaching?

Younger Socrates
It is, I think, clear that this must be added to rhetoric.

Stranger
But the power of deciding whether some action, no matter what, should be taken, either by persuasion or by some exercise of force, in relation to any person, or whether to take no action at all—to what science is that to be assigned?

Younger Socrates
To the science which controls the sciences of persuasion and speech.

Stranger
And that would, I think, be no other than the function of the statesman.

Younger Socrates
A most excellent conclusion.

Stranger
So rhetoric also seems to have been quickly separated from statesmanship1


1 Cf. 303 C.

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