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[498b] than the sun of Heracleitus,1 inasmuch as it is never rekindled.” “And what should they do?” he said. “Just the reverse. While they are lads and boys they should occupy themselves with an education and a culture suitable to youth, and while their bodies are growing to manhood take right good care of them, thus securing a basis and a support2 for the intellectual life. But with the advance of age, when the soul begins to attain its maturity, they should make its exercises more severe, and when

1 Diels i. 3 p. 78, fr. 6. Cf. Aristot.Meteor. ii. 2. 90, Lucretius v. 662.

2 Cf. 410 C and What Plato Said, p. 496 on Protag. 326 B-C.

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