which sting them.” “Precisely.” “And
then there ensue impeachments and judgements and lawsuits on either
side.” “Yes, indeed.” “And is it not
always the way of a demos to put forward one man as its special champion and
protectorCf. 562 D,
1128. The PROSTA/THS
TOU= DH/MOU was the accepted leader of the democracy. Cf.
Dittenberger, S. I. G. 2nd ed. 1900, no. 476. The implications of this passage contradict the
theory that the oligarchy is nearer the ideal than the democracy. But
Plato is thinking of Athens and not of his own scheme. Cf. Introd. pp.
xlv-xlvi. and cherish and magnify h