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[73d] if you want some single description to cover all cases.

Socrates
That is just what I am after. But is virtue the same in a child, Meno, and in a slave—an ability to govern each his master? And do you think he who governed would still be a slave?

Meno
I should say certainly not, Socrates.

Socrates
No, indeed, it would be unlikely, my excellent friend. And again, consider this further point: you say it is “to be able to govern”; shall we not add to that—“justly, not unjustly”?

Meno
Yes, I think so; for justice, Socrates, is virtue.


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