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[16] Greatness of Soul seems therefore to be as it were a crowning ornament of the virtues: it enhances their greatness, and it cannot exist without them. Hence it is hard to be truly great souled,1 for greatness of soul is impossible without moral nobility.

1 An echo of a line of Simonides, ἀνδρ᾽ ἀγαθὸν μὲν ἀλαθέως γενέσθαι χαλεπόν, cf. 1.10.11 note.

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