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Athenian
Such a gathering, if accompanied by drunkenness, is not free from disturbance, is it?

Clinias
Certainly not; quite the reverse, I imagine.

Athenian
So those people also need, in the first place, a commander?

Clinias
Undoubtedly—they above all.

Athenian
Should we, if possible, provide them with a commander who is imperturbable?

Clinias
Certainly.

Athenian
Naturally, also, he should be wise about social gatherings. For he has both to preserve

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