This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
Then where should we put the best element in the State,—that which by age and judgment alike is the most influential it contains,—so that by singing its noblest songs it might do most good? Or shall we be so foolish as to dismiss that section which possesses the highest capacity for the noblest and most useful songs?Clinias
We cannot possibly dismiss it, judging from what you now say.Athenian
What seemly method can we adopt about it? Will the method be this?Clinias
Every man as he grows older becomes reluctant to sing songs, and takes less pleasure in doing so; and when compelled to sing,
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.