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[666d] to take a share in our singing, this plan would not be altogether unseemly.

Clinias
By no means.

Athenian
What manner of song will the men raise? Will it not, evidently, be one that suits their own condition in every case?

Clinias
Of course.

Athenian
What song, then, would suit godlike men? Would a choric song1?

Clinias
At any rate, Stranger, we and our friends here would be unable to sing any other song than that which we learnt by practice in choruses.

Athenian
Naturally; for in truth you never attained to

1 i.e. a song suited for singing by a chorus at a festival or other public occasion.

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