This will suffice
for the prohibitions of intercourse of which we just now spoke. But the law
will allow brothers and sisters to cohabit if the lot so falls out and the
Delphic oracle approves.” “Quite right,” said
he.“This, then, Glaucon, is the
manner of the community of wives and children among the guardians. That it
is consistent with the rest of our polity and by far the best way is the
next point that we must get confirmed
Plato. Plato in Twelve Volumes, Vols. 5 & 6 translated by Paul Shorey. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1969.
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