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[72e]

The subject which comes next to this we must investigate on the same lines; and that subject is the way in which the remainder of the body has been generated.1 Its construction would most fittingly be ascribed to reasoning such as this. Those who were constructing our kind were aware of the incontinence that would reside in us in respect of drinks and meats, and how that because of our greed we would consume far more than what was moderate and necessary; wherefore, lest owing to maladies swift destruction should overtake them,


1 Cf. 61 C.

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