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[74a] of both neck and back He molded vertebrae of bone, and set them, like pivots, in a vertical row, throughout all the trunk, beginning from the head. And thus for preserving the whole seed He closed it in with a ring-fence of stony substance; and therein He made joints, using as an aid the power of the Other1 as an intermediary between them, for the sake of movement and bending.


1 i.e., the principle of plurality, cf. 35 B.

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