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[34a] For movement He assigned unto it that which is proper to its body, namely, that one of the seven motions1 which specially belongs to reason and intelligence; wherefore He spun it round uniformly in the same spot and within itself and made it move revolving in a circle; and all the other six motions He took away and fashioned it free from their aberrations. And seeing that for this revolving motion it had no need of feet, He begat it legless and footless.

Such, then, was the sum of the reasoning of the ever-existing God concerning the god


1 For “the seven motions” see 43 B; and for the (rotary) “motion of reason” Cf. Laws898 A. Cf. also 37 A ff., 42 C, 47 D, 77 B.

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