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[626c] you appear to me to imply that it ought to be organized in such a way as to be victorious in war over all other States. Is that so?

Clinias
Certainly it is; and I think that our friend here shares my opinion.

Megillus
No Lacedaemonian, my good sir, could possibly say otherwise.

Athenian
If this, then, is the right attitude for a State to adopt towards a State, is the right attitude for village towards village different?

Clinias
By no means.

Athenian
It is the same, you say?

Clinias
Yes.

Athenian
Well then, is the same attitude right also for one house in the village towards another, and for each man towards every other?

Clinias
It is.

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