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[799a]

Athenian
To attain this end, can any one of us suggest a better device than that of the Egyptians?1

Clinias
What device is that?

Athenian
The device of consecrating all dancing and all music. First, they should ordain the sacred feasts, by drawing up an annual list of what feasts are to be held, and on what dates, and in honor of what special gods and children of gods and daemons; and they should ordain next what hymn is to be sung at each of the religious sacrifices, and with what dances

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