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your eyes ? Is it not evident that it will be the sight of the women exercising naked in the palestra along with the men, not only the young, but in fact the older women also, following the example of the old men in the gymnasia, who, though wrinkled and unattractive in appearance, still like to keep up their active exercises ?"
" Yes, indeed," he said, "in the present state of things that would appear highly ridiculous."
" Well then," I said, "since we have entered upon this subject, we must not fear the jests, however numerous and telling they shall be, which men of culture may direct against such an innovation in gymnastic and music, and more than all in the manual of arms and riding on horseback."
" Rightly spoken," he replied.
" But since we have begun the discussion we must go forward to the rougher ground of our law, and we must entreat these witty people not to follow their usual custom, but to be serious; and we must remind them that it is not long since it was considered shameful and disgraceful among the Greeks, as it is now among most of the barbarians, for men to be seen naked. And when the Cretans first, and then the Lacedaemonians, began the practice of gymnastics, the jesters of that time had it in their power to turn all they saw into ridicule. Don't you think so?"
" Yes, I do."
" But when, I suppose, they found by experience that in gymnastic exercises it was better to have the body stripped than covered up, ihen too the ludicrous

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