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[640a] even if we did come across them, we would probably fail to see at once what was right in them and what wrong.

Athenian
That is very probable. Try, however, to learn from my description. This you understand—that in all gatherings and associations for any purpose whatsoever it is right that each group should always have a commander.

Clinias
Of course.

Athenian
Moreover, we have recently said that the commander of fighting men must be courageous.

Clinias
Of course.

Athenian
The courageous man is less perturbed by alarms than the coward.

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