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[94d] in almost everything through all our life, and tyrannizing over them in every way, sometimes inflicting harsh and painful punishments (those of gymnastics and medicine), and sometimes milder ones, sometimes threatening and sometimes admonishing, in short, speaking to the desires and passions and fears as if it were distinct from them and they from it, as Homer has shown in the Odyssey when he says of Odysseus:“He smote his breast, and thus he chid his heart:
“Endure it, heart, you have born worse than this.”
Hom. Od 20.17-18

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    • R. G. Bury, The Symposium of Plato, 178B
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