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[668b] is important) and prefer that which possesses similarity in its imitation of the beautiful.

Clinias
Very true.

Athenian
Thus those who are seeking the best singing and music must seek, as it appears, not that which is pleasant, but that which is correct; and the correctness of imitation consists, as we say, in the reproduction of the original in its own proper quantity and quality.

Clinias
Of course.

Athenian
And this is certainly true of music, as everyone would allow,—that all its productions are

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