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[320d] of Minos is akin to this. For after mentioning him by name he remarks—“Who was most kingly of mortal kings, and lorded it over more neighboring folk than any, holding the scepter of Zeus: therewith it was that he ruled the cities as king.
Hes. Fr. 144And by the scepter of Zeus he means nothing else than the education that he had of Zeus, whereby he directed Crete.

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Then how has it ever come about, Socrates, that this report is spread abroad of Minos, as an uneducated


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