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[424e] it proceeds against the laws and the constitution with wanton licence, Socrates, till finally it overthrows1 all things public and private.” “Well,” said I, “are these things so?” “I think so,” he said. “Then, as we were saying2 in the beginning, our youth must join in a more law-abiding play, since, if play grows lawless and the children likewise,

1 Cf. on 389 D.

2 The reference is to the general tenor of what precedes.

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