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[693e] And that is what our argument intends to enjoin, when it declares that a State which does not partake of these can never be rightly constituted.1

Clinias
It could not.

Athenian
Since the one embraced monarchy and the other freedom, unmixed and in excess, neither of them has either in due measure: your Laconian and Cretan States are better in this respect, as were the Athenian and Persian in old times—

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