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BOOK III.

" Yes, certainly."
" But then, if he does nothing else and has no communion with the Muses, even if there was within him some love of learning, inasmuch as it is not fed with knowledge or investigation, and has no share in reason or musical culture, does it not become weak and dull and blind, seeing that his soul is not awakened or nourished, or his senses thoroughly purified? "
" That is true," he replied.
" Therefore such a man becomes, I suppose, an enemy of discussion and of the Muses, he abandons all rational persuasion, and conducts himself in general with violence and savagery, as if he were a wild beast, and lives in ignorance and perversity, with no sense of harmony and grace."
" Nothing can be more true," he said.
" To regulate then, as it seems, these two distinct qualities of human nature, the spirited and philosophic temperaments, some god, as I should maintain, has given to men two arts, music and gymnastic, not for soul and body, unless, it may be, incidentally, but in order that those two qualities by their proper tension and relaxation may be mutually harmonized."
" So indeed it would appear."
" Whoever then can best combine gymnastic and music and apply these most judiciously to the soul, him we should most justly call the perfect musician and harmonist rather than the man who tunes the strings of the lyre."
" Yes," he said, " and with good reason, Socrates."

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