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[754c] towards the Cnosians. I state once more, as I stated just now,1—for there is no harm in duplicating a good statement—that the Cnosians must take a share in caring for all these matters, choosing out not less than 100 men of those who have come into the colony, the oldest and best of them they are able to select; and of the Cnosians themselves let there be another hundred. This joint body2 must, I say, go to the new State and arrange in common that the magistrates

1 Plat. Laws 752d.

2 This body of 200 is to be appointed, as a temporary expedient, to give the State a start by selecting its first necessary officials.

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