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[800b] Shall we now lay down these enactments in our statement?

Yes, lay them down.

How shall we enact these rules by law in such a way as to escape ridicule? Let us consider yet another point concerning them. The safest plan is to begin by framing in our discourse some typical cases,1 so to call them; one such case I may describe in this way. Suppose that, when a sacrifice is being performed and the offerings duly burned, some private worshipper—a son or a brother —when standing beside the altar

1 ἐκμαγεῖον(“mold” or “impression”) is here used, much likeεἶδος, of a class or “type” of cases needing legal regulation.

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