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[371b] we shall need quite a number of others who are expert in maritime business.” “Quite a number.”

“But again, within the city itself how will they share with one another the products of their labor? This was the very purpose of our association and establishment of a state.” “Obviously,” he said, “by buying and selling.” “A market-place, then, and money as a token1 for the purpose of exchange will be the result of this.”

1 Aristotle ads that the medium of exchange must of itself have value (Politics 1257 a 36).

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