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[789a] without plenty of suitable exercise, it produces in the body countless evils?

Clinias
Certainly.

Athenian
And when bodies receive most food, then they require most exercise?

Clinias
What is that, Stranger? Are we to prescribe most exercise for new-born babes and tiny infants?

Athenian
Nay, even earlier than that,—we shall prescribe it for those nourished inside the bodies of their mothers.

Clinias
What do you mean, my dear sir? Is it unborn babes you are talking of?

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