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Plato, Republic, Book 6, section 488a (search)
so that you may still better see how I strain afterThe word GLI/SXRWS is untranslatable, and often misunderstood. In 553 C it means “stingily”; in Cratyl. 414 C it is used of a strained etymology, and so in 435 C, usually misunderstood; in Crito 53 E of clinging to life; Cf. Phaedo 117 A; in Plutarch, De Is. et Osir. 28 of a strained allegory and ibid. 75 of a strained resemblance; in Aristoph.Peace 482 of a dog. imagery. For so cruel is the condition of the better sort in relation to the state that there is no single thingCf. Laws 747 B. like it in nature. But to find a likeness for it and a defence for them one must bring together many things in such a combination as painters mix when they por