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[37c] and the circle of the Same, spinning truly, declares the facts, reason and knowledge of necessity result. But should anyone assert that the substance in which these two states arise is something other than Soul, his assertion will be anything rather than the truth.

And when the Father that engendered it perceived it in motion and alive, a thing of joy to the eternal gods, He too rejoiced1; and being well-pleased He designed to make it resemble its Model


1 Note the play on ἄγαλμα “thing of joy” or “statue” and ἠγάσθη “rejoiced”.

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