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[838a] which is in one way easy, but in another quite the hardest possible.

Megillus
Explain your meaning.

Athenian
Even at present, as we are aware, most men, however lawless they are, are effectively and strictly precluded from sexual commerce with beautiful persons,—and that not against their will, but with their own most willing consent.

Megillus
On what occasions do you mean?

Athenian
Whenever any man has a brother or sister who is beautiful. So too in the case of a son or daughter, the same unwritten law

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