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[305c] or enmity, or friendship, as ever to consent to decide the lawsuits of men with each other contrary to the enactments of the lawgiver?

Younger Socrates
No; the business of this power is about as you have described it.

Stranger
Then we find that the strength of judges is not kingly, but is guardian of laws and a servant of the kingly power.

Younger Socrates
So it appears.

Stranger
The consideration of all these arts which have been mentioned leads to the conclusion that none of them is the art of the statesman. For the art that is truly kingly ought not to act itself,


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