The Eighth Book Contains Regulations For Civil Life, Beginning with
Festivals, Games, And Contests, Military Exercises And The Like. On Such
Occasions Plato Seems To See Young Men And Maidens Meeting together, And
Hence He Is Led Into Discussing the Relations Of the Sexes, The Evil
Consequences Which Arise Out Of the Indulgence Of the Passions, And The
Remedies For Them. Then He Proceeds To Speak Of agriculture, Of arts And
Trades, Of buying and Selling, And Of foreign Commerce.