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Clinias
What law do you recommend them to make if that which is now proposed slips out of their grasp?

Athenian
Evidently that law which comes next to it as second.

Clinias
What is that?

Athenian
One ought to put the force of pleasures as far as possible out of gear, by diverting its increase and nutriment to another part of the body by means of exercise. This would come about if indulgence in sexual intercourse were devoid of shamelessness; for if, owing to shame, people indulged in it but seldom,

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