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[796b] when we reach this point in our legislation—that the latter should impart these lessons gently, and the former receive them gratefully. Nor should we omit such mimic dances as are fitting for use by our choirs,—for instance, the sword-dance of the Curetes1 here in Crete, and that of the Dioscori2 in Lacedaemon; and at Athens, too, our Virgin-Lady3 gladdened by the pastime of the dance deemed it not seemly to sport with empty hands,

1 Priests of the Idaean Zeus.

2 Castor and Pollux.

3 Athene.

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