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[47d] was bestowed for the sake of harmony.1 And harmony, which has motions akin to the revolutions of the Soul within us, was given by the Muses to him who makes intelligent use of the Muses, not as an aid to irrational pleasure, as is now supposed, but as an auxiliary to the inner revolution of the Soul, when it has lost its harmony, to assist in restoring it to order and concord with itself. And because of the unmodulated condition,


1 For the importance of music in education Cf. Rep.401 D,Laws666 D ff.; also Tim.80 B.

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