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[502c] “I think not,” said he. “And further that these things are best, if possible, has already, I take it, been sufficiently shown.” “Yes, sufficiently.” “Our present opinion, then, about this legislation is that our plan would be best if it could be realized and that this realization is difficult1 yet not impossible.” “That is the conclusion,” he said.

“This difficulty disposed of, we have next

1 Cf. 502 A, Campbell's not on Theaet. 144 A, and Wilamowitz, Platon, ii. p. 208.

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