“What part of legislation, then,” he said,
“is still left for us?” And I replied, “For us
nothing, but for the Apollo of Delphi, the chief, the fairest and the first of
enactments.” “What are they?” he said.
“The founding of temples, and sacrifices, and other forms of
worship of gods, daemons, and heroes; and likewise the burial of the dead
and the services we must render to the dwellers in the world beyond1 to keep them gracious. For of such matters
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