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[624a]

Athenian
To whom do you ascribe the authorship of your legal arrangements, Strangers? To a god or to some man?

Clinias
To a god, Stranger, most rightfully to a god. We Cretans call Zeus our lawgiver; while in Lacedaemon, where our friend here has his home, I believe they claim Apollo as theirs. Is not that so, Megillus?

Megillus
Yes.

Athenian
Do you then, like Homer,1 say that

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