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[464a] “And did we not say that this conviction and way of speech1 brings with it a community in pleasures and pains?” “And rightly, too.” “Then these citizens, above all others, will have one and the same thing in common which they will name mine, and by virtue of this communion they will have their pleasures and pains in common.” “Quite so.” “And is not the cause of this, besides the general constitution of the state, the community of wives and children among the guardians?” “It will certainly be the chief cause,” he said.

1 δόγματός τε καὶ ῥήματος: Cf. Sophist 265 C, Laws 797 C.

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